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Mackay man in police custody as footpath garden receives axe

Sep 22, 2018 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

A man is facing criminal charges after protesting when a north Queensland council ripped up the herb and fruit tree garden he had grown on the verge outside his home.

Larry Murchie had tended to the garden outside his Clements Street property since 2013 under an approved Mackay Regional Council permit, but watched on as council staff ripped it out under police guard because of complaints from neighbours.

He was charged with one count of obstructing police and committing public nuisan...