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The first witness this afternoon is Matt McAllum.   He is the former Mirvac executive responsible for the Pad Two project

 

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Mr McAllum was asked about his early working life as a cadet with Mirvac in 1997 - he came to know Mr Wall at that time.

He was the man responsible for the Pad Two project.

He reported to Mirvac's Mr Adam Moore.

McAllum first hear about the house at Cornubia around April 2013.   He states that Adam Moore said words to the effect that "he needed some help with a house at Cornubia and you can assist" or similar. The discussion apparently canvassed internal fittings, wall, plumbing, the requirement for internal linings.

MIrvac was not in the business of building or attending to individual houses at that time.

To summarise, Mr Moore said he needed some help with a house, with internal fittings etc and Mr McAllum acquiesced.

"People do favours".

McAllum met Mr Hanna on site, shook hands with him.   They jointly walked around and inspected the work on the house.

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"There was a mixture of components in the contraction of the house, some paid for by tradesmen and some by Dave Hanna himself",

Mr McAllum describes his role in examining the architectural drawings and sending the relevant specifications to various tradespeople and suppliers for quotes on doing the work at the HANNA house at Cornubia.

McNaughton, "When you sent the request for quotes, did you indicate to the tradespeople that the costs would go through to Mirvac".

McAllum, "I was hoping that the costs wouldn't go through to Mirvac, I wanted them to absorb the costs themselves".

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Mr McAllum was told that David Hanna had contacted Adam in relation to an interior designer, Adam told David that Mirvac didn't have an interior design team in Brisbane, but he would put  Dave Mullan's wife and he'd put the two in contact.   Mr McAllum was told that David Hanna liked Mirvac finishes on their homes in housing developments.

Mr McAllum contacted Jenny Hanna and organised to meet her to see what she was planning.

Mr McAllum states that there was an amount of money within Mirvac that was available as a fund to pay for the Hanna house construction and fittings.   He was told that money could be used to pay contractors for everything other than the frame, roof and slab.

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The Hanna house, paid for with Other People's Money because "people do favours".

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