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A subpoena is a court order issued by a court or tribunal in response to a request by a party to a civil or criminal proceeding.

There are many different courts and tribunals in Australia and each has its own different court or tribunal rules for dealing with subpoenas.

The fact sheet below sets out some information on subpoenas and how to respond to them. It is a general guide only.


Last Updated: 21 December 2018

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