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Anti-coal activists fined for stopping Bowen Rail

ANTI-coal activist Kyle Magee has been handed a suspended custodial sentence for stopping a Bowen Rail Company train on the tracks in Central Queensland late last year, climbing onto a wagon and shovelling some of the coal it was carrying onto the ground.

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Magee, 38, and his accomplice, 25-year-old Franz James Dowling, pleaded guilty in Bowen Magistrates Court to joint charges of trespassing on a railway, contravening police direction, and obstruction of...

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