Commonwealth Consolidated Regulations

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Right to be heard and representation

             (1)  A person (other than a corporation or authority) who is entitled to be heard in a case may conduct the case on the person's own behalf or be represented by a lawyer.

             (2)  A corporation or authority that is entitled to be heard in a case may be represented by a lawyer, or an officer of the corporation or authority.

Note 1:       For the right of a lawyer to appear in a court exercising jurisdiction under the Act, see Part VIIIA of the Judiciary Act 1903 .

Note 2:       A party may apply to appear at a hearing or trial by electronic communication (see rules 5.06 and 16.05).

Note 3:       A party is not entitled to be represented by a person who is not a lawyer unless the court otherwise orders. The court will give permission for representation by a person other than a lawyer only in special circumstances.

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