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DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE PROTECTION ACT 2012 - SECT 39

Hearing of application—non-appearance of respondent

39 Hearing of application—non-appearance of respondent

(1) This section applies if a respondent fails to appear before the court that is to hear and decide an application for a protection order and the court is satisfied that the respondent has been served with a copy of the application.
Note—
If a respondent has been served with a police protection notice, because of section 112 , the respondent is taken to have been served with a copy of an application for a protection order.
(2) The court may—
(a) hear and decide the application in the absence of the respondent; or
(b) adjourn the application, whether or not it makes a temporary protection order under division 2 ; or
(c) subject to section 156 (1) , order the issue of a warrant for the respondent to be taken into custody by a police officer and brought before the court.



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