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Asher Vander Sanden to appeal six-month jail term for breaching COVID-19 rules – ABC News

The lawyer for a Perth woman sentenced to six months in jail for sneaking across WA’s hard border says she plans to appeal against the term, believed to be the harshest penalty imposed in the state to date under emergency COVID-19 laws.



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The Perth woman who received the harshest penalty imposed yet in Western Australia for breaching COVID-19 quarantine laws is preparing an appeal against her six-month jail term, along with an application to be released from custody immediately.
Key points:

  • Asher Vander Sanden was sentenced to six months in jail on Tuesday
  • It is believed to be the harshest COVID-19 penalty imposed in WA
  • Vander Sanden’s lawyer, John Hammond, says she plans to lodge an appeal


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