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Accused Old Parliament House arsonist Nicholas Malcolm Reed committed for ACT Supreme Court trial

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By Toby Vue
Updated June 7 2022 - 11:32pm, first published 7:30pm
Nicholas Malcolm Reed walking out of the ACT courts building in February. Picture: Toby Vue

The Victorian man accused of deliberately setting Old Parliament House on fire amid a political protest last December said he appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday because he was "under duress" and that mercenaries would kidnap him if he did not attend.

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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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