Computer 'would assist me to assist you', court told

A SUNSHINE COAST man nabbed alongside his son for receiving drugs in the post from the Netherlands has applied to appeal his conviction.

And to help him build his case, David Wright, 52, asked the Court of Appeal to order Corrective Services to give him unlimited access to a fax, printer and computer in jail.

"It would assist me to assist you," Wright told the unamused judges.

But Justice David Boddice told Wright on Thursday the request fell under an internal responsibility and not one the court would interfere in.

Mr Wright was jailed for three and a half years after police found him standing in a Buderim garage near a package containing $1 million worth of amphetamines in 2007.

His son, Craig Anthony Wright, was also charged for his involvement in the pick up of the package but granted a re-trial this year.

Both were charged with aiding the importation and attempting to possess 1kg of the drug.

Mr Wright was scheduled to present his own appeal bid in the Brisbane-court on Thursday but faced hurdles regarding legal representation.

He told the court his application for legal aid had been rejected but he had lodged a review.

Wright seemed irritated when he appeared to be the only person who thought the matter was meant to be adjourned.

Justice Boddice told Wright to keep the court informed about his second attempt for legal aid, or he would have to represent himself.

The matter was adjourned to a date to be fixed.

Topics:  appeal court drugs

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