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OPEN COURTS ACT 2013 - SECT 28

Presumption in favour of open court

To strengthen and promote the principle of open justice, there is a presumption in favour of hearing a proceeding in open court to which a court or tribunal must have regard in determining whether to make any order, including an order under this Part—

        (a)     that the whole or any part of a proceeding be heard in closed court or closed tribunal; or

        (b)     that only specified persons or classes of persons may be present during the whole or any part of a proceeding.



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