UPDATE, Day 7 of the trial, Tuesday 2 December

Today started with the Commonwealth and State putting forward their oral submissions for not allowing around 40 of Peter Spencer’s 200 documents. The main argument put forward by the respondents was that the documents should be removed because they are irrelevant. Peter Spencer was then given about 2 hours to argue the reasons why the documents should be allowed.

Both sides are now waiting for the Judge’s decision about the documents which is expected to be on Friday.

The program for the next two days is as follows:

WEDNESDAY 3 DECEMBER
The first witness will be Brian Plummer, a Tottenham farmer.
Mr Plummer will be followed by Mr Charles Armstrong and Mr Mal Peters, both former Presidents of the NSW Farmers Association and the three valuers – Mr Colin Davies for Spencer, Mr Bernie Sullivan and Mr Robert Connolly for the respondents.

THURSDAY 4 DECEMBER
Dr David Kemp – scheduled for 10:15AM

Dr Alan Moran, former Director of the Institute of Public Affairs as an expert witness for Peter Spencer

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Rhonda Mitchell, James Sternhell, Dan and Jeannie Hughes who are Spencer supporters and regular attendees, in the Conference Room at the Court today.

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