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Orders and commissions for examination of witnesses

                   The High Court may, in any cause pending in the Court and at any stage of the proceedings:

                     (a)  order the examination of a person upon oath orally or on interrogatories before the Court, an officer of the Court or another person at any place within Australia; or

                     (b)  order that a commission issue to a person, either within or beyond Australia, authorizing him or her to take the testimony upon oath of a person orally or on interrogatories;

and the Court may:

                     (c)  by the same or a subsequent order give any necessary directions concerning the time, place and manner of the examination; and

                     (d)  empower any party to the cause to give in evidence in the cause the testimony so taken on such terms (if any) as the Court directs.

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