Someone Tried To Egg The Prime Minister Of Australia But It Just Rolled Off His Head
What is it with eggs and Australian politics?
Everything you need to know:
- A woman attempted to crack an egg on Scott Morrison's head at an event in Albury
- In response, the PM let everyone know he hugged a woman who had been knocked over in the melee
- Almost one million people have already voted ahead of the election next Saturday
- Labor remains ahead in the latest polling
- Clive Palmer's attempt to ensure no voting results related to preferences are released on election day until all polls had closed was dismissed by the High Court
- The ABC boss has warned more cuts are inevitable under the Coalition's Budget measures
Right let's get straight down to it, someone tried to crack an egg on the prime minister's head today.
Scott Morrison was at a Country Women's Association event when a woman came up behind him and tried to smash the egg on his head.
And failed. It bounced off.
It did not break.
The woman (pictured) was led away and told reporters she was protesting the government's asylum seeker policy. During the kerfuffle to remove her, an older lady was knocked over.
Morrison took to Twitter not long after:
After giving himself a well-deserved pat on the back, the PM managed to turn the conversation to ... unions.
and then police...
Later on Tuesday, New South Wales police released a statement saying the woman had been charged with common assault and possessing a prohibited drug.
"The 24-year-old woman was arrested and taken to the Albury Police Station," police said.
"During a search of the woman, police located cannabis. The Victorian woman was charged with common assault and possess prohibited drug."
She is due to appear at Albury Local Court on 27 May.
The event had started rather more serenely, with Morrison invited to attend a "sconversation".
Frankly, what with the Met Gala, the royal baby, Vincent Kompany's screamer for Man City, and a UN report basically warning about the end of humanity, it had looked like the election campaign was going to struggle to make headlines today.
Who online was going to be reading election coverage when you could be watching Lady Gaga's four-outfit performance or ordering your apocalypse bunker?
And then the egg incident happened.
Earlier, Morrison won the race to congratulate Harry and Meghan on their baby boy.
Bill Shorten didn't tweet for another hour-and-a-half.
A totally normal front page for an Australian newspaper.
Shorten was on Q&A last night.
And Morrison was on 7.30.
The election campaign went global, with Clive Palmer and Steve Dickson getting the John Oliver treatment.
And almost one million people have already voted ahead of the election on May 18, so they have most definitely tuned out now.
Elsewhere, actor Magda Szubanski wasn't buying Tony Abbott's comments about there being a "new" nastiness in politics.
A Guardian Essential poll had Labor maintaining its lead over the Coalition, 52-48 on two-party preferred basis.
Despite the lead, Labor’s primary vote fell from 37% a week ago to 34%, which is below the 34.7% it achieved at the last federal election. The primary vote for the Liberal and National parties combined is down from 39% to 38%.
Total support for all minor parties is 28%, with the Greens on 12% (up from 9%) and One Nation on 7%.