A closed hearing is being held in the trial of Bruce Lehrmann, the man accused of raping Brittany Higgins

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The ACT Supreme Court will hold a closed hearing next week on an application made in the trial of Bruce Lehrmann, the man accused of raping former political staffer Brittany Higgins.

Lehrmann is accused of raping Ms Higgins, who was his colleague at the time, in an office at Parliament House in March 2019.

Lehrmann has pleaded not guilty and has denied that any sexual activity took place.

He faced a trial for the alleged offense earlier this year, but the jury was dismissed last month when one of the jurors was found guilty of wrongdoing.

A new trial date has been set for February 20, 2023.

Today the ACT Supreme Court confirmed it would hear an application relating to the trial on December 2 and that media and members of the public would not be allowed to attend.

It issued a non-publicity order banning the media from reporting on the details of the hearing or any evidence to be presented in support of the application.

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