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More charges laid for Old Parliament House fire


Doors ablaze at Old Parliament House on December 30. Photo: Instagram/@lorenotlaw

TWO more men have been arrested and charged for their alleged involvement in the fire at Old Parliament House on December 30.

A 30-year-old Bourke NSW man has been charged with aid/abet arson of a building, deface public property, aiding and abetting the damage of property, assaulting a frontline service worker and resisting a territory public official.  

A 38-year-old Lindendale NSW man has been charged with assaulting a frontline service worker, obstructing a public official and breach of bail.  

Both men are expected to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

Detectives made the arrests today (January 13) in Parkes after police also arrested two other men and a woman at Parliament House this morning who were charged with breach of the peace.

Investigations to identify other people involved in the fire and other criminal activity are continuing. The joint taskforce has now charged three people for their alleged involvement in the fire.

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