By KIERAN FINNANE 13 November 2017 Alice Springs News Online
There were peace songs and prayers outside the Supreme Court in Alice Springs this morning ahead of the trial of Pine Gap Peace Pilgrim Paul Christie.
He is accused of being unlawfully in a prohibited area – the so-called Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap – on 3 October 2016.
The prosecution against him is under Commonwealth legislation, the 1952 Defence Special Undertakings (DSU) Act.
Mr Christie is representing himself. Opposite him is a legal team of five, headed up by Senior Counsel.