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Application of Part to preliminary proceedings of courts

131A Application of Part to preliminary proceedings of courts

(1) If--
(a) a person is required by a disclosure requirement to give information, or to produce a document, which would result in the disclosure of a communication, a document or its contents or other information of a kind referred to in Division 1, 1A, 1C or 3, and
(b) the person objects to giving that information or providing that document,
the court must determine the objection by applying the provisions of this Part (other than sections 123 and 128) with any necessary modifications as if the objection to giving information or producing the document were an objection to the giving or adducing of evidence.
(2) In this section,
"disclosure requirement" means a process or order of a court that requires the disclosure of information or a document and includes the following--
(a) a summons or subpoena to produce documents or give evidence,
(b) pre-trial discovery,
(c) non-party discovery,
(d) interrogatories,
(e) a notice to produce,
(f) a request to produce a document under Division 1 of Part 4.6.

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