Judge Austin detailed the conditions of Mr Austral’s suspended sentence, which involved supervision in Alice Springs under the monitoring of probation officers.
It was revealed that Mr Austral had violated these conditions, absconding from the residential rehabilitation facility in Alice Springs by severing his electronic monitoring.
It was operated without supervision despite having approximately nine months remaining on his suspended sentence.
Mr Austral’s legal representatives sought a postponement of the hearing concerning the breaches to coincide with his appearance scheduled for January, focusing on the newly laid charges. However, Judge Austin denied this request.
He is set to make his next court appearance in December to address the charges brought against him.
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