The ACT Supreme Court will hear the secrecy application in the Bruce Lehrmann rape case next week

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A sealed application will be heard in court next week regarding the trial of Bruce Lehrmann, the man accused of raping Brittany Higgins in Parliament House.

The ACT Supreme Court confirmed on Thursday it would hear an application in the Lehrmann case on December 2, meaning media and members of the public will not be able to attend.

Any details from the hearing or evidence given in support of the application are also subject to a non-disclosure order.

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Sir. Lehrmann is accused of raping his then colleague inside Parliament House after a night out drinking with colleagues in Canberra.

He has pleaded not guilty and denies that any sexual activity with Ms Higgins took place.

Ms Higgins and Mr Lehrmann both worked for then Defense Industry Minister Linda Reynolds, in whose office the rape allegedly took place.

A trial was held earlier this year but ended without a verdict after the jury was dismissed for misconduct.

ACT Chief Justice Lucy MacCallum said a member of the jury had consulted external research which was not presented as evidence in court.

The trial ran for three weeks and saw a parade of high-profile witnesses called to the stand, including media personality Lisa Wilkinson and Coalition senators Linda Reynolds and Michaelia Cash.

The jury deliberated for five days before being dismissed by Judge MacCallum.

A new trial with a different jury is scheduled for February 20, 2023.

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