The ABC brings word that resolution of the dim and distant 2003 bushfires litigation has receded even further.
Today the hearing was adjourned until October to allow the parties to resolve procedural issues and categorise more than 700 plaintiff documents into historical and operational evidence, including who was present during the fires and what their role was.
Justice Higgins says the court backlog may ease with the appointment of new acting judges, but their time is likely to be dominated by jury trials.
The NSW and ACT Government 12-week defence will begin on April 4 and more than 80 witness statements have been prepared.
One wonders if anyone will live long enough to see the end of it.