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Coedie McAvoy charged over alleged assault of workers at the Carmichael mine

24 March 2023

Coedie McAvoy charged over alleged assault of workers at the Carmichael mine

The following is attributable to a Bravus Mining and Resources spokesperson:

“We welcome the charges brought against anti-coal activist Coedie McAvoy for the alleged assault of an Indigenous environmental ranger and of a Bravus security guard as they went about their lawful work on our Carmichael Mining Lease, near Clermont in central Queensland in February.

“We continue to provide support to the two victims of the alleged assault, which occurred during routine work on our Mining Lease when Mr McAvoy and an associate used trail bikes to block the track our workers were driving on, which forced them to stop.

“It is alleged that Mr McAvoy then opened the back door of the vehicle where the Indigenous environmental ranger was seated and assaulted him and a Bravus security guard.

“Colleagues of those involved in the incident have been badly shaken, particularly those who were the target of threats of violence made by Mr McAvoy in videos that he posted to social media, as they fear they may be targeted next.

“Like every law-abiding Queenslander, mine workers and cultural heritage workers at our Carmichael Mine have the right to feel safe at work and go about their jobs free from intimidation, harassment, or violence.”

Mr McAvoy has been charged with two counts of common assault. The charges are listed to be heard at the Clermont Magistrates Court in Central Queensland on April 12, 2023.


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