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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And was the trip - I'll withdraw that. How did you travel to Tennant Creek?---In the director's vehicle. Was that occasion the first occasion that you'd had any opportunity to spend any significant time with Mr Dodson? ---Yeah, I guess so. I mean, we'd been in each other's presence now for a few days at - in a working environment but here we Were, seated side-by-side in a vehicle with no telephones and other distractions. So, yeah, it was the first really, one-on-one position, we'd been in. On the way to Tennant Creek, did you stop off in Katherine and visit Mr Ah Kit?---Yes. What transpired during that visit with Mr Ah Kit?---Well, I Jack provided us with a magpie goose curry and a beer. Mick d i d nt stay for terribly long, within about 10 minutes of arrival, he left to go to inform the Katherine regional office manager, Wes Miller, that he,was proposing to appoint him to the position of trainee deputy director and the reason for that was that, by this stage, I'd been informed both by Mick himself and by the deputy director, Ray Morrison - sorry, not Ray Morrison - but by Neville Mitchell that there was a poisonou-s relationship between - - MR O'LOUGHLIN: Objection, Your Honour. I ts hearsay evidence that the witness is attempting to give. MR SOUTHWOOD: Yes, if we could just move on. In any event, Mr Dodson went to have a discussion with Mr Miller about various administrative matters. In his absence, did you have some discussion with Mr Ah Kit?---Yes, I did. Did he ask you to provide him with any advice in relation to any matters?---Yes, he did. Can you tell His Honour about that request and what you advised him please?---Jack, during Mick's absence, showed_me correspondence between himself and Terry Strap, the Chief Executive Officer of Zappapan NL. He said he was having difficulty getting Strap to - - MR O'LOUGHLIN: I object to the relevance of this evidence. It seems to be straying beyond his duties as senior adviser to Mick Dodson and we're going into some tangential conversation with some other party about some other matter. MR SOUTHWOOD: No, i ts not tangential at all. My learned friend, this morning, has amended to plead a criticism of inappropriateness of Mr Hansen dealing with Mr Feeney of A A P . 16/ld H a n s e n 70 P.J. H A N S E N XN 1 8 / 1 1 / 9 8