by Ian Hampton
Since the High Court decision that ordered the matter to return to the Federal Court for the discovery of internal government documents, there has been approximately 4000 documents produced predominately from the Commonwealth and some from the State (NSW).
After the reading of these documents it has been found that there are documents that relate to some of the documents that have not been discovered, and some categories that have not been produced by either the Commonwealth and the State.
The Australian Government Solicitors (AGS) and the Crown (NSW Government) have refused to discover any more related docs and also the categories that have not been discovered.
Last Friday 17th May there was a directions hearing where the document categories in dispute were filed and a submission made outlining the reasons why these categories are relevant to Peter's case. Federal Court judge, Justice Cowdroy J will hear the case for further discovery at a Interlocutory Hearing next Thursday 30th May in Federal Court, Sydney 9.30 am.
The outcome of this hearing next week will be very interesting.
UPDATE # 1
Spencer v Commonwealth interlocutory hearing 30/5/2013
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