Monday, January 31, 2011
After a full day in court the Rising Tide 7 defendants were convicted of ‘remaining on enclosed lands’ and fined $300 plus $79 in court costs.
The PWCS prosecution and the Rising Tide 7 Defendants put their evidence and legal submissions forward to Magistrate Truscott.
The ‘victims compensation’ claim for $525,000 still stands. The case continues with another full day of hearings on Thursday the 3rd of February in Newcastle Local Court.
Rising Tide Spokeswomen Carly Phillips is adament that the case will be fought until the end.
“We will not be silenced by this corporate bullying.”
“The hour is upon us to phase out the outdated and environmentally destructive coal industry. Plans to double this industry are driven by greed, while companies like PWCS ignore the saftey of the climate.”
“If the government continues to approve expansions in the coal industry they will be met with protests from the community.” said Miss Phillips.