Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been confronted by a “progressive activist” during a private event in Western Sydney on Tuesday, April 12, with the protester having to be ejected from the premises.
Adisen Wright, who claims to be a Labor supporter on his social media accounts, approached Morrison and asked if he could “ask one question.”
Morrison agreed to take the question before noticing that the young man was filming the interaction.
“Why are you recording?” Morrison asked before telling Wright that it was a “private event”.
Morrison then walked away as Wright began shouting at the Prime Minister.
“Across the river here, people lost their houses. People lost their houses and they were burned,” he said.
“You’re a disgrace. You are a disgrace!”
@adisenofficialHelp me. I tried asking the PM a question and have been detained♬ original sound – adisenofficial
Wright was removed from the venue and was reportedly ordered to move on by police.
“He left the venue without incident,” a spokeswoman told 7 News.
It’s not the first time Morrison has had a run with an angry local recently, on Wednesday, April 6, he was confronted by an angry pensioner at a New South Wales pub.
“Listen to me for a change. You can have a million dollar house, $250,000 in the bank and franking credits but a disability pensioner can’t have an income,” the angry pensioner told Morrison during the heated confrontation.
“I’ve been fighting for 12 years, mate, you treat a disability pensioner that worked all his life.. he paid his taxes, now he’s getting taxed ahead.
“This is what you said when you got elected last time, ‘we’re going to help all those people that worked all their lives, paid their taxes and those that have a go, we’ll look after you’.
“Well, I’ve had a go, mate, I’ve worked all my life and paid my taxes.
“You better f*****g do something. I’m sick of your bull****.”
Morrison remained calm during the difficult confrontation before the man was escorted from the venue after using foul language.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison didn’t quite get the welcome he was hoping for at the Edgeworth Tavern in Newcastle. A pretty messy confrontation with a local punter. “You better f——g do something. I’m sick of your b——t.” ????️courtesy Blake Doyle #auspol @abcnews pic.twitter.com/IttnYK1lcJ
— Jess Davis (@jesskatedavis) April 6, 2022
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese also had a difficult run-in with a member of the public recently, during a press conference alongside West Australian Premier Mark McGowan.
As Albanese’s pre-election press conference began a local quickly interrupted to ask a “tough question”.
“I’d like to say thank you very much for being here. I’m not a media person, I’m just a local resident. Thank you for coming to my neck of the woods. I’ve got a tough question,” the local man said.
Albanese was quick to try and cut the man off adding “we can’t”.
“I’ve got a tough question, are you up for it?” the local man quickly replied.
“I’m absolutely up for it and sorry we can’t really do that, the protocol, the media alliance would be a bit upset,” Albanese said.
The resident said he believed “the media wouldn’t mind at all”.
“No, no, we’re just taking questions from journalists because that’s what you do at a press conference,” the Opposition Leader said.