Lex Wotton

Lex Wotton challenging legal ban in High Court

Released last year from jail, Lex Wotton has been given a four-year media ban as part of his parole conditions, which prevents him from attending forums on Palm Island without the permission of Queensland authorities. Together with a great legal team including Allens, Levitt Robinson, Ron Merkel QC and Kris Walker, a landmark High Court case on representative democracy, political participation and the right to free speech is running a case to fight Lex's gag order. The case is set down for August.


Lex Wotton released from gaol

Lex Wotton, who was jailed in 2008 for his part in the "riots" after the death Mulrunji Doomadgee at the hands of police. Outrageously whilst Chris Hurley and other police never spent a day in jail, Lex was jailed for six years but has been released on parole. Interestingly his parole bars him from talking to the media - thus further attempting to silence the voices of protest over deaths in custody.