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Order for examination of witness

             (1)  A court may, at any stage in a case:

                     (a)  request that a person be examined on oath before a court, or an officer of that court, at any place in Australia; or

                     (b)  order a commission to be issued to a person in Australia authorising that person to take the evidence of any person on oath.

             (2)  The court receiving the request, or the person to whom the commission is issued, may make procedural orders about the time, place and manner of the examination or taking of evidence, including that the evidence be recorded in writing or by electronic communication.

             (3)  The court making the request or ordering the commission may receive in evidence the record taken.

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