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             (1)  Subject to this section, a Conscientious Objection Tribunal is to take oral evidence in public.

             (2)  If a Tribunal is satisfied that it is necessary, in the interests of determining a matter which is before it, the Tribunal may direct that oral evidence is to be taken in private.

             (3)  If a Tribunal makes a direction under subsection (2), it may give directions as to the persons who may be present when the oral evidence is given.

             (4)  If a Tribunal is satisfied that it would be difficult for a person to give oral evidence, the Tribunal may accept a written statement from that person.

             (5)  An applicant may be assisted in presenting his or her case by another person, whether or not that person is a legal practitioner.

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