A Supreme Court trial involving Clive Palmer’s company Mineralogy is scheduled go ahead this month, but a judge says there is a “recurring theme” of the case stalling at the 11th hour.
Mineralogy is seeking a declaration that it is not obliged to pay Singapore-based exploration company BGP Geoexplorer any money over a $22 million debt owed to it by Palmer Petroleum.
BGP Geoexplorer filed a counterclaim soon after and the case has been set down for a trial to start on August 28.
Yesterday, Mineralogy made an application to amend its statement of claim.
Justice David Jackson adjourned the application until after the trial and noted there was a “recurring theme” of Mineralogy seeking an adjournment close to trial, although no such application has been made at this stage.