Thompson v Kane (No. 2) [2012] FCA 763 (16 July 2012)

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE – consideration of an application by a non-legally qualified person for leave to assist and represent the applicant in the proceedings in addressing an Interlocutory Application by the Commonwealth of Australia (the third respondent) for orders dismissing the applicant’s Originating Application – consideration of the circumstances taken into account in determining whether the person seeking leave is a fit and proper person to assist a litigant before the Court – consideration of principles taken into account in determining whether, in the circumstances of the present application, leave ought to be granted

32. Murphy J ultimately made orders requesting that officers of the Queensland Police Service take all such steps as might be reasonably available to them to investigate whether any criminal offences, pursuant to the Queensland Criminal Code, had been committed by the mother or Mr Bell or any other person.
33. Mr Bell strongly disputes any wrongdoing in respect of any of the matters mentioned by Murphy J. Mr Bell also says that he is concerned that particular websites may have been attacked resulting in the posting of unauthorised matter or comments.
34. I have had regard to the observations in these judgments for the purposes of s 144 of the Evidence Act 1995 (Cth).