Magistrate adjourns Waugal case

ABOVE: Toodyay real estate agent Tony Maddox (blue shirt) with supporters outside Northam Magistrate’s Court.

TOODYAY real estate agent Tony Maddox is likely to plead ignorance of State Aboriginal heritage law when he next appears in court on April 17 to face a charge which carries a maximum penalty of up to nine months’ jail and a $20,000 fine for altering a creek crossing on his Nunile property.

And in a startling new development, the Shire of Toodyay says it also did not know if the same law applied when it upgraded a similar crossing over the same creek near Toodyay District High School.

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