Bob Brown faces Magistrates Court without police reasoning.

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Bob Brown will appear in the Magistrates Court tomorrow, 20 July, at 10.00 am.

In criminal cases before the Magistrates Court, police are expected to disclose their file material to defendants.

Brown was arrested, allegedly for trespassing, on 8 November 2022 (8 months ago) inland from Freycinet Peninsula, protecting critically endangered Swift Parrots.

He received a summons on 20 April 2023 (3 months ago) to appear in court on 24 May 2023 and appeared in court on that day, but the police had not provided any paperwork. The case was adjourned to 20 July 2023 for the police to provide that paperwork.

As of today, 19 July 2023, his legal representative, Roland Browne, had still not received anything from the police.

“I was not trespassing and 8 months after the arrest, I do not know how the police are planning to show that I was and I don’t know if they are planning to rely on the new anti-protest laws. On the eve of this second court appearance I have heard nothing,” Brown said this afternoon.

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