The trial of former Satellite Group directors Greg Fisher and Jonathan Broster has been re-listed for 19 August, after the case was aborted last week.
District Court Judge Martin Blackmore last week ordered a re-trial on the final day of the two-and-a-half-week-long proceedings, after it became apparent that a pivotal Satellite Group file in the possession of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission had not been tendered as evidence in the case.
This was the second time Fisher and Broster had been tried unsuccessfully. An earlier trial was aborted in October, after two weeks of hearings.
This third attempt at hearing the case has been set down for three weeks, but may not be heard at all if a no bill application posted by Fisher and Broster’s legal counsel is successful.
A spokesperson for the Director of Public Prosecutions told Sydney Star Ob-server that no decision has yet been made on Fisher and Broster’s application.
Fisher told the Star that he had wanted the trial to go ahead to verdict last week as he was very comfortable and confident as to the outcome. He said he had a very clear case ahead if [the trial] goes ahead for the third time.
The bail conditions im-posed on Fisher and Broster were also varied last week. Fisher confirmed that his passport had been returned and that he intended to do some travel, both domestic and international, for business and pleasure.
Fisher’s business prospects remain limited in Australia, however, as he has consented to be banned from being a director of a private company for five years and from being a director of a public company for eight years.