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ACT magistrate imposes harsher penalty on protester to ensure courts avoid making 'idle threats'

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By Toby Vue
November 25 2021 - 6:30pm
Catherine Anne Adams is confronted by police after spraying chalk at Senator Zed Seselja's office on November 8. Picture: Leo Bild

A climate change protester's bid for leniency for defacing a senator's office has been dismissed by a magistrate, who said consequences needed to have "real meaning" and not simply be an "idle threat".

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Toby Vue

Court reporter

Toby Vue joined The Canberra Times in April 2021 and is a court reporter after covering the round in NSW and Queensland. He has also reported on regional and rural affairs, local government and sport. He was a Sunday Canberra Times reporter. Email: t.vue@canberratimes.com.au.

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