Pensioner activist faces more charges over helicopter attack

PEACE activist Graeme Dunstan will face further charges today associated with his role in Bryan Law's mattock attack on a Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter during Talisman Sabre 2011.

Mr Dunstan is charged with wilful damage, possession of tainted property and unauthorised entry onto airport land.

Found guilty on a charge of wilful damage to the helicopter in the District Court last month, Dunstan was sentenced by Judge Nicolas Samios to a two-year suspended prison sentence and a three-year good behaviour bond with a self recognisance of $2000.

He was also required to make reparation for the $162,831 worth of damage done to the $45m chopper.

Dunstan will be represented pro bono by solicitor David Mills and will be pleading guilty to all charges.

Dunstan, a 71-year-old aged pensioner, expects more fines and that these will be deducted from his pension. "The government giveth and the government taketh away," he said in a statement released yesterday.

Nomad Dunstan expects this court appearance will wrap up his activist season in Rockhampton.



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