Hi, My father has had a vexatious APVO taken out against him by an ex-business partner of mine (this person has also conned me out of over $150k and cost me over $30k in legal bills). We had the mention hearing yesterday to which the applicant did not turn up but contacted the court to advise he was in the hospital. I have evidence (posts from his Facebook page) showing he was not in the hospital but in fact on the harbour in a boat yesterday whilst we sat round the courthouse all day waiting for the case to be called only to be advised it was being adjourned and we would have to come back. The applicant was ordered to submit his statement to the court with a copy sent to my father by 30th November 2015 and has not yet done so - does this have any effect on the case? Can he be charged with contempt / perjury? Can the court force him to provide evidence that he was in the hospital? Can we apply for compensation, i.e. loss of my wages for the day as I am self-employed? We cannot afford any more legal fees as he has financially drained us already, how can he be brought to account for what he is doing? Any help greatly appreciated.