Concise statement filed by Paul & Pabai
Concise response filed by Government
Concise response is a simplified summary of Government’s defence
> Concise response
Orders made and reasons given by Justice Mortimer about the procedure
Justice Mortimer made orders about how the case will be managed. She has set aside time to go to the Torres Strait to hear evidence from the communities. In her reasons, she recognised the ‘unremitting march of the sea onto the islands of the Torres Strait.’
Amended statement of claim filed
Uncle Paul and Uncle Pabai made some changes to clarify their statement of claim against the Government
Amended defence will be filed
The Government will make changes, if needed, to their defence in response to Uncle Paul and Uncle Pabai’s changes.
Trial - Part 1
The trial is the final hearing in the case. It has been listed for four weeks. This is Part 1 of the trial and will focus on evidence from Uncle Paul, Uncle Pabai and other Torres Strait Islanders. The Court will go to the Torres Strait and Cairns.