Court refuses appeal and arrest warrants remain
July, seeking an appeal over two arrest warrants issued by the Federal Court.
The application was rejected by the High Court this week and the two arrest warrants will remain in place.
Mr Mensink left Australia in mid-2016, months after the refinery collapsed in January, leaving hundreds of millions in debt and more than 800 staff out of work and without entitlements. The Federal Government was forced to intervene, paying out $64 million of the $74 million owed.
The refinery’s collapse sparked a mammoth series of lawsuits in the Supreme and Federal courts with liquidators seeking to claw back money they say is owed to creditors.
Two arrest warrants were issued for Mr Mensink’s arrest last year, when he repeatedly failed to attend the Federal Court for questioning by liquidators investigating the company’s demise.
Instead he remains overseas, and is believed to be living large in Sofia, Bulgaria, with his new girlfriend. The spotlight on Mr Mensink’s failure to return has intensified over the past month after his billionaire uncle Clive Palmer announced he had appointed him as the European director of his plans to build a Titanic replica.
In June this year, the full bench of the Federal Court knocked back an appeal to