We’ve been leaving the Tent Embasy Trial (about stealing a decorative Australian Coat of Arms from the walls of Old Parliament House) alone until something interesting happened. The defence that only indigenous australians should be allowed to make representations of Emus and Kangaroos was, in my view, unworthy of the cause of indigenous justice and likely to be counter-productive in the long term. But that was their decision to make.
But ABC Online added a rare late story to their site last night. It seems Tent Embassy leader Kevin Buzzacott had refused to front the court yesterday and then tried to play silly buggers when the police came for him last night. Leading inevitably to what sounds like quite the melee.