1 April 2015
Big fines for anti-mining protesters
A DOZEN activists have been slapped with more than $35,000 in fines after a scathing rebuke of mining protests near Narrabri.
Magistrate Lisa Stapleton issued tens of thousands of dollars in fines, as well as convictions, yesterday for the illegal protests last year near Maules Creek which she labelled as dangerous, and even life threatening.
In the extra sittings in Narrabri Local Court, Magistrate Stapleton expressed her disapproval of the behaviour, finding 11 offenders guilty and convicting them of the same charges of obstructing or hindering an authorisation holder.
The full story in the Northern Daily Leader can be read here