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The Supreme Court of Australia Transcript of Proceedings Between Peter Julian Hansen (Plaintiff) and Northern Land Council (Defendant) pages 52-117



The Supreme Court of Australia Transcript of Proceedings Between Peter Julian Hansen (Plaintiff) and Northern Land Council (Defendant) pages 52-117

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don't provide exactly the information that the questioner is asking for, you fudge it a bit.' So I suggested to him that instead of providing precise details, that is; name, consultancy, details of their work, when it was done and what the amount involved was, I said, 'Why don't you just group them all together and make it a global figure?' So he said, 'Yeah, well, that sounds like a good idea.' And did that conclude dealings in relation to that matter on 4 December '92?---Yes, it did. At some stage during the day, did anyone introduce you to the other members in the directorate, for example, the research officer or the project officer?---No, I introduced myself. Who were they?---Harvey Cresswell was the research officer. Joan, the directors secretary. Adela, the chairman's secretary. Trish - Trish somebody and one other, I can't recall who - their names. And were you able to organise any kind of a structured ...meeting with the other employees in the directorate on the first day or not?---I think there was a brief - a brief meeting but ft was just very casual, just, 'Here I am, I'm Peter Hansen and I m the .new senior policy officer.' If I can then move to 5 December 1992, on that day, as has been discussed, did you ultimately meet up with Mr Dodson at the Northern Land Council Christmas party at Tracy Village? ---Yes, I did. And can you tell His Honour what instructions, if any, Mr Dodson gave you on that occasion?---Yes. He - he asked me to ensure that the Northern Land Council annual report was completed by Tony Haritos and that it should be delivered to the minister before the end of the month. So, the end - apparently, under the Act, theres a requirement that the report be with the minister within six months. He asked me to proceed as per the interview situation, about getting an extra $500,000. That is, he would like me to work on developing a submission to the minister to secure an additional $500,000 in funding, and the third thing he asked me for was to ensure that Tony Haritos got the Land Rights News publication printed and distributed before Christmas. Did he say there had been any difficulties with Mr Haritos meeting deadlines in relation to such matters or not?---No, he didn't say that there had been any. Difficulties?---Any difficulties. At about what time did that conversation with Mr Dodson take place?---That was round-about midnight on the Saturday night. 11/ld H a n s e n 64 P.J. H A N S E N X N 18/11/98