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Directions hearing

                   A party may apply to the Court for the following directions:

                     (a)  for determining what documents and matters were before the Tribunal;

                     (b)  the giving of further evidence, under section 44(8)(b) of the AAT Act,

                     (c)  for the joining or removing of a party to the appeal;

                     (d)  giving summary judgment;

                     (e)  making an interlocutory order pending, or after, the determination of an appeal to the Court;

                      (f)  making an order by consent disposing of an appeal including an order for costs;

                     (g)  dismissing an appeal for want of prosecution;

                     (h)  making an order that an appeal to the Court be dismissed for:

                              (i)  failure to comply with a direction of the Court; or

                             (ii)  failure of the appellant to attend a hearing relating to the appeal;

                      (i)  the conduct of the appeal including:

                              (i)  contents of the appeal book;

                             (ii)  the use of written submissions;

                            (iii)  limiting the time for oral argument;

                      (j)  the conduct of the appeal without an oral hearing subject to the condition that the parties be entitled to present written submissions;

                     (k)  the staying of a decision of the Tribunal;

                      (l)  to refer the notice of appeal and any other necessary papers to the Chief Justice for an order on whether the appeal should be heard by a Full Court;

                    (m)  for the place, time and mode of hearing;

                     (n)  to determine any other matter for the purpose of preparing the appeal for hearing.

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