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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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Is that a convenient time, Your Honour? HIS HONOUR: Yes. Yes, w e '11 adjourn. ADJOURNED MR SOUTHWOOD: If Your Honour pleases. HIS HONOUR: Yes. MR SOUTHWOOD: Prior to the afternoon adjournment, Mr Hansen, I was asking you about a conversation you had with Mr Dodson. After that conversation, did you meet with Mr Miller?---No. What did you do following the conversation with Mr Dodson?---I went and obtained a copy of the annual report and read it. And did - were you also faxed a copy of the ATSIC briefing paper?---I was. Could I firstly ask you to have a look at document 54 - which I think is in volume 1. Do you have document 54?---- Yes. Now, my copy, I think in the right left-hand corner, has 'Sent 28 January '93, 10.59, Minister Tichner?---Sorry? First page, document 54, right at the very top in the left-hand corner, it s got 'Sent 28 January '92' - the usual sort of thing on faxes, '10.59, Minister Tichner'?---That's correct. Now, having had a look at that and the document, is that the document or a copy of the briefing paper which you were sent on 28 January '93?---Yes, Mr Dodson faxed it to m e . Okay. Now, in addition to receiving that document, you say you also went to look at the annual report?---Yes. May I ask you to have a look at document 45?---Yes. Is that the annual report that you went to read after the conversation with Mr Dodson?---Yes, it is. Righto, could you continue then telling His Honour what you noted, if anything, in relation to each of the documents that you said you obtained, that is, the briefing paper and the annual report?---Well, I read the briefing paper first, then I read the annual report and I thought this is just unbelievable, that the minister is telling my boss,- in his own office, in the minister's office, in very colourful language that the situation is intolerable, that'the NLCs been 48/ld Hansen 104 P.J. HANSEN XN 18/11/98