Trial date for anti-draft campaigner
Anti-draft campaigner Lamont Marshall has been given a trial date for charges of disobeying Regiment orders.
Mr Marshall, 27, has pleaded not guilty two counts of disobeying a lawful command failing to report to Warwick Camp on January 12 and failing to pay a $500 fine.
Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner had previously expressed concern that the matter was outside the court’s jurisdiction.
Yesterday Crown counsel Tawana Tannock insisted such charges could be brought to Magistrates’ Court under the Defence Act.
She cited Section 36 of the Act, which says that any man of the Regiment found guilty of any military offence will be found liable in a court of summary jurisdiction.
Mr Warner set a trial date of April 18.