Mensink to stay on the run

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS - VANESSA MARSH

CLIVE Palmer’s fugi­tive nephew Clive Mensink has been dealt a ma­jor blow, with the High Court re­fus­ing him a chance to ap­peal war­rants is­sued for his ar­rest.

Lawyers for the for­mer di­rec­tor of the failed Queens­land Nickel re­fin­ery lodged a spe­cial leave ap­pli­ca­tion with Aus­tralia’s high­est court in have the ar­rest war­rants thrown out, lam­bast­ing “fan­ci­ful” and “ab­surd” claims that Mr Mensink didn’t know he was wanted for ques­tion­ing.

His lawyers took the case to the High Court, ar­gu­ing in a spe­cial leave ap­pli­ca­tion that the ap­peal should be al­lowed on a num­ber of grounds, in­clud­ing that the judge who is­sued the war­rants erred in find­ing that Mr Mensink knew he was wanted for ques­tion­ing.

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