Correction: Mugarinya Community Association Incorporated

North West Telegraph
Final speech, Lady of justice, gavel and books on wood
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On Monday March 22, 2021, we published an article titled ‘Court no-show for Pilbara directors accused of “worst alleged” animal welfare breach in WA memory’.

We inaccurately and unfairly reported in the article that the directors of the Mugarinya Community Association Incorporated failed to attend a court hearing on March 22, 2021.

In fact, the prosecution and directors had agreed beforehand to adjourn the hearing and the Court had listed the hearing to take place on May 17, 2021.

In addition, we attached a photograph of individuals who are not the subject of the prosecution.

We acknowledge that the photograph, together with the article, implied that the individuals in the photograph are the subject of the prosecution and that they failed to attend court on May 22, 2021, neither of which is true.

We accept without reservation that our article was inaccurate and unfair.

We issue a full and unreserved apology to Gaston Stewart-Coppin, Craig Stewart, Margaret Stewart, Julie Anne Williams, Nikeisha Gordon, Mark Corpus, Judy Tinker and Davis Hicks, the individuals in the photograph, the Mugarinya Community Association and members of the Mugarinya Community, for our inaccurate reporting and any harm or upset that it may have caused.”

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