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Police persevere with ATSIC chief DNA request

Extract from Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Online, on 21 Jan 2003

Queensland police seeking a DNA sample from ATSIC deputy chairman Ray
Robinson have delivered a summons to his solicitor in Brisbane.

Mr Robinson has been charged with two counts of fraud involving cheques
from an Aboriginal housing company.

As part of the investigation police have requested a DNA sample.

Solicitor Terry O'Gorman says police yesterday delivered a summons seeking
a DNA sample from Mr Robinson.

He has told ABC radio Mr Robinson wants the matter to be decided at his
first court appearance, due next week.

"We've made it clear in correspondence to the police that they have the
power to apply for a DNA sample on the 29th of January," he said.

"We'll participate in that court action and Mr Robinson has made it clear
that if a court orders him to provide a DNA sample then subject to what we
tell him his appeal rights might be he will comply with that court order."



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