The day started with the Judge expressing concern about the unavailability of former Howard Government Minister, Dr David Kemp when the Spencer team attempted to serve him with a subpoena last week.
The CGS and NSW Crown Solicitor then tried to “knock out” all of Spencer’s witnesses with case law. Justice Mortimer adjourned the hearing to consider these submissions. She returned after a short break to confirm that the evidence of the two expert witnesses on the UNFCCC National Carbon Accounting System, scheduled for today could go ahead. The examination of these two witnesses – Dr David Evans for Spencer and Mr Sturgess for the Commonwealth went well.
Justice Mortimer will announce her decisions about the remaining witnesses tomorrow morning.
A long way to go – but definitely as good day for Peter Spencer.