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The City of Greater Geraldton’s compliance officer, who usually handles prosecutions, appeared in Geraldton Magistrate’s Court with a City ranger wearing neither her uniform nor business dress, but a bulky padded parka.
“Who is this person?” Magistrate Donna Webb asked. The compliance officer said she was a City ranger who had carriage of the matter before the court.
“She is not wearing a proper jacket,” the magistrate said. The ranger removed the offending garment before she could proceed.
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A Greenough prisoner appeared by video link in Geraldton Magistrate’s court. He was remanded in custody, having reoffended while on bail.
Magistrate Donna Webb refused to consider his new bail application before he had the benefit of legal advice. “I will see you here next week when your lawyer has been to see you,” she said.
“Tell her to get me bail and tell her to bring me some smokes in,” the prisoner said.
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Our reporters never stop working, even during medical appointments. One of our number saw a sign on the window of a children's play room at a Geraldton clinic that read: “Warning: Unattended Children will be sold to the circus”.
When his turn came to see the doctor, he could tell by her name and accent she was not from Australia. “I told her why I was there, because I have a mole I’m concerned about that’s been getting ... inflamed,” he said. “She told me I need to see a dentist. I was baffled for a sec, until we both realised she thought I had said ‘molar’.”
This construction in Greenough shows not all artificial sheep live in Northampton.