A Stand in the Park leader Brady Gunn pleads not guilty to public health order breaches

Brady Kenneth Gunn, 45, is facing several charges in relation to contravening public health orders. Photo: A Stand In The Park, Facebook.
Brady Kenneth Gunn, 45, is facing several charges in relation to contravening public health orders. Photo: A Stand In The Park, Facebook.

A Port Macquarie man accused of allegedly breaching public health orders in Sydney in July has pleaded not guilty to three charges in a Sydney court on Friday (September 24).

Brady Kenneth Gunn, 45, remains under strict bail conditions until his next court appearance in Sydney's Downing Centre Court on November 12, 2021.

Mr Gunn is facing several charges in relation to contravening public health orders.

His case was heard briefly in Sydney's Downing Centre Court on September 24 before Registrar J Wiseman.

Mr Gunn was arrested by police at a home in Oatley on July 31 after allegedly travelling on trains outside his local government area without a reasonable excuse.

He was charged at Kogarah Police Station for breaching a public health order and not wearing a fitted face covering in a public transport waiting area.

He appeared in Parramatta Local Court on August 1 where the magistrate granted conditional bail and banned Mr Gunn from using social media platforms.

Mr Gunn is named on Facebook as the leader of the movement A Stand In The Park.

A Stand In The Park, which widely promoted the Sydney 'freedom march' in July, shared numerous livestreams from the event to an online Facebook audience of more than 41,000 followers.

At Friday's court hearing Mr Gunn pleaded not guilty to the charges of not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9 - COVID-1; not wear fitted face covering public transport waiting area; and contravene public safety order-T1.

He was ordered to remain on bail conditions imposed on August 1 that state he is to report to Taree Police Station once a week.

Mr Gunn is also not to enter the Greater Sydney area bordered by Newcastle, Shellharbour and Lithgow except for the attendance at court and is to comply with any Public Safety Order until its expiry.

The accused is banned from accessing A Stand in the Park via any form of social media and in any way.

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