Magistrate rules local law overrides ‘aboriginal purpose’

On 23 May 2014, Magistrate Costello found Wayne Wharton and Hamish Chitts 'not guilty' of 'obstruct police'. In April 2013 Brisbane City Council officers asked police to assist them in putting out the sacred fire in Musgrave Park. Police arrested Wharton and Chitts for obstruct police while defending the sacred fire. However the magistrate also … Continue reading Magistrate rules local law overrides ‘aboriginal purpose’