We maintain our innocence in the matter before the Supreme Court. This is a humanitarian crisis. This is a state of emergency.
#EvacuateNow #CloseTheCamps #BringThemHere
The seven members of WACA who super glued themselves to the railing of the public gallery in November 2016 will be appearing in the Canberra Supreme Court to face trial by jury on the week beginning the 26th March 2018.
Image via Joel Dry/Twitter
Tim Buchannan, Jason Ray, Samantha Hawker, Hannah Grant, Phil Evans, Chamomilla Hill and Sally Hunter are facing charges of “intentionally damaging commonwealth property”, which carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in jail.
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Two others, Pat Holmes and Kat Woskett, faced lesser charges from the second day of protests, when they abseiled down the front of Parliament house with a banner reading “Close the Bloody Camps Now #Justice4Refugees”. They were find $1500 each.
This page will be updated as fine amounts are confirmed. Any money raised over the final total will be put towards enabling WACA to continue our work to end offshore processing and the rape, torture and abuse of refugees.
Part one on why we interrupted Parliament - video Sean Bedlam
Part two on why we interrupted Parliament - video Sean Bedlam
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Feature Photo: Rohan Thomson/AAP