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 can you recall at about what time you met him at his house?---At 8 o clock. What was the purpose of meeting him at home?---Well, I'd thought overnight about this rebuke and the information that in a month's time he would be possibly making an adverse comment about my difficulties with these two staff members. I thought -*' you know, I well and truly knew that I was on probation and the mention of some adverse comment did cause me alarm and so, I thought, I ll go around and see him. I phoned him and said, Mick, I want to come around and just have a yarn to you. So I did that and we talked together at his home for about 25 minutes, half an hour, just addressed the same issues; I explained what my difficulties were, once again, with Haritos and Mitchell. I said, Theres nothing personal about this, it all relates to work performance and his response was that he was very happy with my results but he wasn't prepared to say the same thing about my method. Well, did he make any suggestion to you at any stage'about how he thought maybe a preferred way of dealing with either. Mr Haritos or Mr Mitchell?---No, he did not. Did he, at any stage,, condescend into any particularity as to the manner in which he. was saying he felt you were being too aggressive in their regard?---No. Between 5 February and perhaps going through, at this stage, to 22 February 1993, did you continue to liaise with Mr Mitchell in relation to he receipt of a reply from the auditor?---I wouldn't call it liaison'. Right?---What I did - - What did you do?---What I did was, each day or every second day I would walk downstairs to Mitchell's office and ask him whether we had received the auditor's response.to the letter of the 4th of February. And what advice did you receive from him, if any, during that period?---A shake of the head or, N o . As a result of that continual advice from Mr Mitchell that you raise the matter of the non-receipt of the report or the response, I should say, of the auditor's response with Mr Dodson?---Yes, I did, a couple of times. And what did Mr Dodson say in that regard?---Well, he said that he would phone the auditor and get.him to hurry up. And was that the extent of his comment?---Thats right. 58/ld Hansen 113 P.J. HANSEN XN 18/11/98