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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to complete the first edition of the 1993 Land Rights News by 11 February 1993?---Yes, we agreed to the date. Did he express any concerns about meeting that deadline at that time or not?---No, he didnt. And how would you describe the tone of that meeting on the 7th, between yourself, Mr Dodson and Mr Haritos?---Oh, it was very good, very jovial. Tony was well aware of the interaction between the Labor Party and the Land Council. His - he was great mates with the journalist who was working for the Northern Territory Opposition Leader. They'd worked together on various campaigns, I think, by this stage and Tony well and truly knew the ropes. He knew Snowdon very well, so it was fine. He knew what was expected of him. If I can then move forward to 11 January 19 - - HIS HONOUR: Sorry, what was expected of him?---That we promote Snowdon, that we help him get re-elected. And to use your earlier words, 'bag the Liberal Party'? ---That's true. MR SOUTHWOOD:'' On 11 January, 1993, if I could come forward to that date. Did you have a meeting with the deputy director in relation to an upcoming meeting with Mr Adelide or Adleedy?---I'm sorry, I ve missed - - I'll put the question again. On about 11 January 1992, did you have a meeting with the deputy director of the Northern Land Council about a potential meeting with a Mr Adelide or Adleedy? Ho ws his name pronounced?---Oh, Adelide, I think. Adelide. Did such a meeting take place?---No, there was no meeting. What occurred was that - just as an aside, I think it was, the deputy director said to me, 'Jeff Adelide is coming back shortly to give you an induction period.' So, it was just information. There was no meeting. And who was Mr Adelide?---He was my predecessor in the position. And when did you anticipate meeting with him? Were you told when he would be there or not?---Yeah, I was told he would be there the first week of January. And that concluded the exchange in relation to Mr Adelide on that day, did it?---That's right. On 11 January '93, were you also advised or did it come to your knowledge that the Jawoyn Association had requested Northern Land Council assistance in dealing with the Northern 2 5 - 2 6 / l d Hansen 80 P.J. H A N S E N X N 1 8 / 1 1 / 9 8