News Update

August 6th, 2013

Graham is due to appear in court again on Friday, 23 August.

This time it is not because he was involved in a sit-in in front of the doors of an abortion “clinic” but simply because he was standing on the footpath outside the Salisbury abortion ”clinic”.

The police were called and he was told he had to move on.  He explained that he was simply standing on a public footpath and was offering help to people entering that place. When he refused to move he was arrested and charged with disobeying a police direction.

Updated:

The Police prosecutor has dropped the charges against Graham.

News Update

April 29th, 2012

Graham has been informed by the police that he will be arrested and taken to jail on Wednesday 2 May for his failure to pay the fines arising from the sit-ins. Graham refuses to pay the fines on principle. He has been told that he will have to serve 232 days which means he should be out about a week before Christmas.

Latest Appeal

June 17th, 2011

Anne and Graham are appealing their latest conviction. A date for the appeal has not yet been set.

Latest Trial

June 17th, 2011

Anne and Graham were tried together in the Brisbane Magistrate’s Court on April 28 for the charge of trespassing at the Greenslopes abortion ‘clinic’ on February 18. They were both found guilty. Anne was sentenced to eights months jail, fully suspended sentence for two years. Graham also received a sentence of eight months which was suspended for two years following the 70 days he had already spent in jail.

Latest Action

June 17th, 2011

Early on Friday 18 February, 2011, Anne and Graham, along with a group of supporters met outside the Greenslopes abortion ‘clinic’. Anne and Graham then sat in front of two of the entrances to the building.  A couple of women who were wanting to enter that place were able to be talked with but the police were quickly called and Anne and Graham were arrested and taken to the city watch house.

Anne was given bail and released later that day but because Graham refused to accept the bail condition that he not re-enter those premises he was held in custody at the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre until the hearing which was set down for April 28 , 2011.

Unpaid Fines

September 29th, 2010

On principle, Graham has continued to refuse to pay the fines he has been given. Back in July he was sent a Final Notice saying he had to pay or he would be arrested and jailed. As of writing this, eleven weeks later, the Final Notice notwithstanding, nothing further has happened.

Appeal Decision

September 29th, 2010

Finally a decision has been given regarding Graham’s appeal of his last conviction in the District Court. It took the judge over a year to come to his decision – and it was not in Graham’s favour. It has been decided not to appeal to a higher court.

Appeal to the Governor Update

April 9th, 2010

Both Anne and Graham have had a very long-standing appeal before the Governor to have their fines remitted. Over 2 1/2 years ago they were successful in having nearly half their fines remitted.

They then appealed again about the remaining fines. Finally, earlier this year they were finally informed that those fines would not be remitted. Both are unwilling and largely unable to pay the fines. Graham may be sent to prison some time after the 9th of April 2010.

Two new articles

April 9th, 2010

If I could I would, but I can’t so I don’t and To Pay or Not To Pay