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Extra notice for corporate accused

If a corporate accused—

        (a)     is to be served with a copy of an indictment under section 171(1); and

        (b)     has not been served with a notice in relation to that offence under section 148

the DPP must serve with the copy indictment a notice stating—

        (c)     the date and time specified in the order under section 144(2)(d) at which the accused must appear, by a representative or a legal practitioner; and

        (d)     that if the accused does not appear on the date and time specified in the order, the court may, in its absence—

              (i)     proceed with the trial; and

              (ii)     if applicable, proceed to hear and determine a summary offence under Division 1 of Part 5.8.

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