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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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speculation but it's looking more and more imminent and so, I said, 'Would you mind having a chat with Tony. And did such a discussion take place between Mr Dodson and Mr Haritos?---Yes. Were you present when that discussion took place?---Yes, I wa s . What did Mr Dodson say during that exchange?---Mick and I went to Tony's office, sat down and Mick said - expressed his displeasure because he knew hed made the agreement with Snowdon. He said, 'What's the problem, Tony?' and Tony went into a spiel about, you know, he just didn't have enough time to get it done. So, Mick listened to this for perhaps five minutes or so and then he - well, he blew up. He said, 'I'm sick of your fucking excuses.' And did he go on to give Mr Haritos any directions or not? ---Yeah, he said, 'I'll extend it by a week or 10 days' but he said - - - . ... That is, the deadline - - - ?---Yeah. - - - for.the news?---Yeah, he said - - It was, in fact, extended then for a week or thereabouts? ---Yeah. And did that then conclude the exchange with Mr Haritos in relation to completing the first edition of the Land Rights News for 1993?---Yes, it did. On.3 February 1993 or thereabouts, did Mr Dodson show you a draft of a letter?---Which date are we? 3 February 1993 which presumably would've been about the Wednesday?---Yes, he did. And was that a draft he had written to the auditor?---Yes, it was - to my mind, it was an extremely interesting letter in that it was the only one, to my knowledge, that Mick actually drafted himself. Yes?---He worked on it overnight. Right?---And - - If I could cut you short, in any event, did you advise him that a letter should be sent in different terms?---I did. And did he accept that advice?---He did. 54/ld Hansen 110 P.J. HANSEN XN 18/11/98