Good morning, Mr President. Good morning, your Honours. Good morning, counsel opposite. I am trying to catch my breath, because I have been running down the hallway to get here.
Mr Griffiths apparently called the CMS case manager, Ms Irura, and informed her that he had a problem with his apartment. I haven't spoken with Mr Griffiths personally. I was in the hallway trying call him because I could not receive reception on my telephone in the courtroom.
I am told he is on his way. I had indicated to your Honours' legal officer that I preferred speaking with him, and I was assured that you would not take the Bench until I did speak with him - well, she gave me assurances to that effect - and that's why I wasn't in the courtroom. I was here before your Honours arrived in the courtroom. I was here before 9.30 a.m.
In any event, Mr Griffiths is not here. I have not spoken to him. I would like to speak to him so that we can better apprise the Court about the possibility of proceeding, I suspect, within the next half hour or an hour.