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If this is the first time that the other party has not attended, they may be given the benefit of the doubt, particularly if they notify the court in advance. If they do not notify the court you can ask for the hearing to proceed in their absence, though if the judge does really need to hear from them before making a final order I would expect the hearing to be adjourned by the court to give them a final 'chance' to turn up before orders are made.
So I don't think you will get a resolution today, if they don't attend, I'm afraid.
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