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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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And what did you mean by that?---The carriage of developing the final version be undertaken by Harvey Cresswell. Now, what sort of qualifications did Hr Cresswell have and experience?---He was a research officer. I can't tell you what qualifications he had. He'd been - I knew that he'd done work at Gove. He was dealing with Telecom matters, leases and licences"and other matters, just generally relating to the NLCs business. I don't know what qualifications he had but he was employed as a research officer, so I assume he had research qualifications - a degree. Okay, and - - HIS HONOUR: He was an NLC employee?---Yes. MR SOUTHWOOD: And he was in the directorate as well - he was, in effect, an employee in a sense - well, effectively, under your supervision in the directorate, is that correct or not?---Not 'effectively', he was under my supervision. Right. And what was Mr Dodson's response to that suggestion?- He said, 'That's fine, give it to Harvey.' And was'it given to Mr Cresswell?---Yes. And what did he do?---He then worked on it over successive days. And during that period of time, did you have discussions with him about the progress or what he was doing or not? What .happened?---It was agreed that Harvey, I think, basically discuss it with the director so that the two of them were to interact. That was rather than going through a third person, which was me, so the two of them, they worked on it for a period of some days. And prior to the final document - being document 60 - being signed and sent by Mr Dodson, did you have any input into that ultimate draft?---Yeah, that - they'd finally got to a stage where Mick was reasonably content with it but he thought that it really could do with a bit of beefing up towards the finish and what he had in mind was that he should put in some heavy duty stuff about the Arthur Palmer. Yes? HIS HONOUR: I m sorry. Heavy duty stuff about what? ---Arthur Palmer, who was the - Warren Snowdon's opponent. MR SOUTHWOOD: What do you mean by, 'heavy duty stuff'? ---Well, to get stuck into Arthur Palmer. 41/ld Hansen 96 P.J. HANSEN XN 18/11/98