by GEOFF EGAN31st May 2019 4:30 PM
"CONFIDENTIAL” documents about the collapse of collapsed central Queensland building company JM Kelly have been examined in secret by a Brisbane court.
JM Kelly collapsed in October 2018. The collapse left hundreds out of work and many subcontractors with money owing.
Key figures in JM Kelly, Geoffrey John Murphy, John Geoffrey Murphy and Noreen Murphy, were ordered to produce books and financial records to Brisbane Federal Court on Friday.
The Murphys did not personally appear in court, instead sending legal representatives who did not have the evidence ready at 10am when the court opened because of problems transferring the data onto a USB drive.
Instead they returned at 2.30pm with digital documents that were submitted to the court.
The documents will be made available to liquidators for further investigation.
But the court was closed for hours during the middle of the day after the liquidators requested Registrar Murray Belcher be taken through a specific piece of "confidential evidence”.