Palmer has new judge on no­tice

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - VANESSA MARSH

CLIVE Palmer says he is con­sid­er­ing ap­ply­ing for Jus­tice David Jack­son to re­cuse him­self from over­see­ing the le­gal case over the col­lapse of Queens­land Nickel, just weeks af­ter the first judge as­signed to the case re­cused him­self.

“On my re­turn from Europe late next week I will also be se­ri­ously con­sid­er­ing is­su­ing in­struc­tions to have Jus­tice David Jack­son re­cused from the case due to se­ri­ous mat­ters which need to be ad­dressed,’’ Mr Palmer yes­ter­day said in a state­ment from Lon­don.

Mr Palmer did not say what the “se­ri­ous mat­ters” were.

Jus­tice Jack­son has been in charge of the mam­moth case since late Septem­ber when Jus­tice John Bond re­cused him­self due to claims of ap­pre­hended bias.

The min­ing mag­nate also said he would con­tinue to pur­sue a $ 1.8 bil­lion law­suit against the liq­uida­tors of Queens­land Nickel over “lost value to his com­pa­nies”, say­ing a with­drawal of the case ear­lier this week was only done “tem­po­rar­ily”.

“We will con­tinue to pur­sue the $ 1.8 bil­lion claim and have only with­drawn tem­po­rar­ily to add new ev­i­dence that has come to light,’’ Mr Palmer said.

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