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Packer gets dealt a body blow in the witness box – Sydney Morning Herald

Packer’s major line of defence was his long time emotional ill health – which during the course of the hearing he publicly named as a bipolar disorder.

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Counsel assisting Adam Bell landed only one real punch – but it was a body blow.
The inquiry heard of verbal threats Packer made to a private equity executive. It was his testimonys show stopper. So menacing were the threats that Bell suggested the email recipient may have been “put in fear”.
But it was commissioner Patricia Bergin’s interjection that would be of most concern to Packer. She questioned whether Packer accepted “that as a director of a public company, the communications that are …

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