The ABC reports that Justice Gallop has come out of retirement for the sentencing of Peter Clarke, who absconded ten years ago before he could be sentenced for his dole in the Burns Philp fraud.
Clarke’s defence lawyers sought an adjournment to allow time for legal aid to assign new representation and for Clarke to undergo a psychiatric assessment.
His lawyer told the court Clarke suffers anxiety disorders.
Justice Gallop replied, “the man is giving everybody an anxiety disorder”, but agreed to adjourn the case to next month.
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You’d think at this point he’d just want to get it over with.