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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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Thank you. Did you then meet with Mr Adelide on 22 January 1993?---1 did. Could you tell His Honour about that meeting please?---This was the only time where we had an opportunity to spend a period of time together. The week was supposed to have been - the week where Adelide is to give me what you would call an introduction to the job or an induction period or briefing me on the way he'd gone about the job and I suppose, in effect, teaching me and it's taking place five weeks or so - six weeks maybe, five to six weeks after I'd actually started work and I thought, 'Well, this is not the usual way that you get an induction period' but on the Monday and Tuesday of that week, Jeff had introduced himself. We'd have several fleeting conversations during the Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday, I'm off before he arrives for work - 'cause his habit was to get to work around about 10 o clock and I'd been told that he then knocked off at about 7 o'clock. So, on the Wednesday, Mick and I had had the meeting with Minister Hatton at 9 o'clock, iso Adelide hadn't turned up for work. W e d then gone straight down to Katherine, so there was no opportunity to see him' Wednesday. Thursday was all day in Katherine. Friday morning was most of the morning taken up talking about details of the agreement with the - well,-the Mount Todd agreement - - Yes?---And the lawyers had to re-do some of their work because of the introduction of 'enhanced freehold title', so there were discussions with Michael Neale and the NLC lawyers. So, it was after lunch on the Friday, that Adelide and I had a good talk about the nature of the work. And did that discussion that you had with him in any way involve a review of how you were going up to that point in time, or not?---No, not at all. If I could then ask you to have a look at document 60 which appears to be a letter signed by Mr Dodson and it's addressed to Mr Woolridge and dated 25 January 1993. Do you have that document?---Yes. Could you again have a look at that document to yourself please, and then I ll ask you some questions about how that document came into existence. Have you had a .look at that document?---Yes. Is that document familiar to you?---Yes. Now,, I think you've seen, while you've been in court, the playing of a video in relation to certain documents by Mr Woolridge?---Yes. Now, firstly, did Mr Snowdon respond to the request made of him on 7 January 1993?---Yes. 39-40/ld Hansen 94 P.J. HANSEN XN 18/11/98