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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 36.75

Absence of party

             (1)  If a party is absent when an appeal is called on for hearing, the opposing party may apply to the Court for an order that:

                     (a)  if the absent party is the appellant:

                              (i)  the appeal be dismissed; or

                             (ii)  the hearing be adjourned; or

                            (iii)  the hearing proceed only if specified steps are taken; or

                     (b)  if the absent party is the respondent:

                              (i)  the hearing proceed generally or in relation to a particular claim for relief in the appeal; or

                             (ii)  the hearing be adjourned; or

                            (iii)  the hearing proceed only if specified steps are taken.

             (2)  If a hearing proceeds in a party's absence and during or at the conclusion of the hearing an order is made, the party who was absent may apply to the Court for an order:

                     (a)  setting aside or varying the order; and

                     (b)  for the further conduct of the hearing.

   



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