Judge indicates no jail time sentence for peace activist

11am: JUDGE Nicholas Samios indicated he would not sentence Graeme Dunstan, 71, to jail time after the jury reached a guilty verdict this morning.

Judge Samios will hand down his sentence at 2.30pm today.

He said he might change his mind after hearing from the prosecution, but at the moment he was inclined to place Dunstan on a $2000 reconnaissance and a good behaviour period of two years.

Dunstan left the courthouse with his supporters in tow; all of them singing.

Dunstan said he was prepared to take the consequences of his actions and he had no regrets.

He said the aim was to raise awareness of war and he had achieved that.

"I will continue to be a peace maker," Dunstan said.

10.30am: THE jury has handed down its decision in the court case against a peace activist, deeming the man guilty of damaging Commonwealth property.

More to come.

7.20am: THE jury in peace activist Graeme Dunstan's case yesterday returned to the courtroom to re-view evidence to help them decide their verdict.

But they were still deliberating yesterday afternoon.

Acting for himself, the 71-year-old has pleaded not guilty to a charge of damaging Commonwealth property.

Prosecutors allege Mr Dunstan helped the late Bryan Law damage a military chopper at Rockhampton Airport during exercise Talisman Sabre in 2011.

A police interview of Mr Dunstan was shown on Tuesday. During the interview Mr Dunstan admitted he drove Mr Law to the airport and opened a gate after a chain had been cut. But he said he committed no harm.

Peace activists maintained their vigil outside the Rockhampton courthouse yesterday.

The trial continues today.



Blues take honours in Rocky's Origin on roller skates

premium_icon Blues take honours in Rocky's Origin on roller skates

GALLERY: All the action from Rocky Roller Derby's Skate of Origin

Yeppoon fisheries raid could see fishermen fined up to $390k

premium_icon Yeppoon fisheries raid could see fishermen fined up to $390k

Investigations continue into seafood black market offences

Remembering a great man: OAM Jack Livingston dies, age 96

premium_icon Remembering a great man: OAM Jack Livingston dies, age 96

Community stalwart involved in seniors group, health board, politics