The proposed sitting of the Federal Court in Darwin ( week commencing 23 September) to hear evidence from elderly Warlmanpa people did not proceed.
Maurice Blackburn lawyer Elizabeth O’Shea said ” … the preservation evidence hearing was vacated. The judge was not convinced by the medical evidence we put forward so decided not to proceed.”
Given that the greatly shortened life-span of indigenous people is a well-established fact, and that ageing Aunty Bunny is already defying the odds, it is to be hoped that the Judge made the right decision.
The case does not begin until June 2014.
Meanwhile Maurice Blackburn are ” … preparing for trial and the NLC is currently preparing their anthropological material.”
Look forward with real interest to learning more about that!