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High Court action: statement by Senator Eric Abetz

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Senator Eric Abetz  Liberal Senator for Tasmania  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate  Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations 

High Court Action - Statement by Senator Eric Abetz

Friday, 22 October 2010 13:44

“The likely discontinuance of the High Court petition against my re-election to the Senate is

welcome,” Senator Abetz said in a statement today.

“Under the rules of the High Court the petitioner needs to advertise his intention to discontinue

the proceedings brought against me.”

“This will have to occur by the 30th of October and the matter has been set down before the

High Court again for the 15th of November.”

“I hope I will be in a position to make a full statement after the hearing on the 15th of


“Whilst I anticipate the matter will be dismissed on that date and I have instructed my legal

representatives to seek an order for costs, it is inappropriate to pre-empt the outcome,” Senator

Abetz said.