Scott Morrison egged at election function in Albury

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition leader Bill Shorten shake hands before the leaders debate. But are debates still relevant

The attacker's egg, thrown from close range, appeared to bounce off the politician at a Country Women's Association event in New South Wales, where Morrison was campaigning ahead of May 18 general elections. A 70-year-old woman was knocked over in the melee but was uninjured.

Morrison rubbed his head briefly after being grazed by the egg, which did not break, and then helped an elderly woman who was pushed to the floor in the scuffle, television images showed.

The woman was wrestled away by Morrison's close protection security detail and could later be seen leaving the venue holding an egg carton.

The egg doesn't appear to crack as it bounces off the prime minister's head.

Followed out of the event by reporters the protester said "no not at all" when asked if it had been her intent for an older woman to be knocked over.

Morrison helped Baxter to her feet. "Our farmers have to put up with these same idiots who are invading their farms and their homes", he added. He later suggested the protester was part of a militant movement that raids farms that it accuses of cruelty to animals.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has responded after a woman allegedly tried to "egg" him at a conference in Albury.

AMD and Nvidia Analysts Worry Amid US-China Tensions
Don't even think about it", it said , adding that the Chinese economy's recent recovery shows the country's resilience. Before then a resumption of the trade war would have serious implications from the global economy.

Eden Hazard reps 'ask Chelsea to honour agreement with Real Madrid'
Hazard has been in brilliant form for the Blues this season with 16 goals and 13 assists in 35 Premier League appearances. How much do you think Real Madrid should pay for Eden Hazard's services?

Do You Think These Burger King's 'Unhappy Meals' Are Inappropriate?
A film to support the initiative and bring awareness to the important cause was posted on Burger King's YouTube channel. Burger King's new "Real Meals" offer you the chance to eat in whichever mood you're feeling at any particular time.

Holt was charged with common assault and possession of a prohibited drug, cannabis, Sky News Australia reported.

"People think 'oh, I feel strongly about issues so I can do whatever I want.' Well, no, you can't actually".

"At the same time, what my concern was, for Margaret and the disregard the individual seemed to have for those others who were in the room".

"Just because you have a difference of view to someone, doesn't mean that you have to engage in these sorts of ugly types of protests".

"This is completely unacceptable and the prime minister has my complete sympathy, and of course, the lady who got knocked down in the process", Mr Shorten said.

However, Mr Morrison is ranked as the better prime minister by 42 per cent of voters, as against 31 per cent for Mr Shorten.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top In early primary states, 2020 Democrats court black voters
May 08, 2019 - 01:39
The former vice president has been on an upward trajectory in the polls since he formally announced his 2020 White House campaign. Among Democrats ages 18 to 34, 54 percent said they were somewhat or much less likely to support a candidate over the age of 70.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Shots Fired At STEM School Highlands Ranch
May 08, 2019 - 01:36
The shooting happened at the school in Highlands Ranch, which has more than than 1,850 students from reception age to 17. Ms Nicholson-Kluth said police and deputies got there nearly immediately and heard shots as they arrived.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Raptors' Pascal Siakam doubtful for Game 4
May 07, 2019 - 00:44
Guarding Leonard is no easy task, but the Raptors' All-Star commended Ben Simmons for the defense he's played in the series. He can be a hard player to read but it seemed obvious that he was disappointed in his teammates after their Game 3 loss.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Blake Lively expecting baby no 3 with Ryan Reynolds
May 07, 2019 - 00:36
At one point during the event, daughter James took off running, grabbing the microphone from her dad. So in order to give her as much normality as possible, we want her to have a childhood like we had".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Spider-Man: Far From Home gets second trailer
May 07, 2019 - 00:12
So if you don't wanna know what happens, stop right here. "We have a job to do, and you're coming with us". However, Peter isn't overseas long before Fury comes calling to recruit everybody's favorite web-slinger.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top One dead and four injured after fire breaks out on Russian plane
May 06, 2019 - 01:28
A Russian passenger plane has made an emergency landing at Moscow Airport after a fire broke out mid-flight this morning. Russia's Investigative Committee said two children were among the dead but did not immediately provide further details.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Facebook open to heightened oversight of its privacy practices
May 06, 2019 - 01:23
The FTC has been looking into if Facebook broke its 2011 agreement promising to protect consumer privacy. Facebook announced last week that it has set aside $3 billion to cover settlements with USA regulators.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Berkshire's Buffett calls himself a 'card-carrying capitalist'
May 06, 2019 - 01:23
Billionaire Warren Buffett wants to do more business in the United Kingdom and Europe regardless of how Brexit turns out. Since then, it seems that it may have racked up even bigger AAPL holdings.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kushner says Middle East peace plan will be 'good starting point'
May 06, 2019 - 01:08
Our approach has been, if we're going to fail, we don't want to fail doing it the same way it's been done in the past . When you work for a president, you try hard not to disappoint, but you can disappoint.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump now says Mueller should not testify before Congress
May 06, 2019 - 01:04
Nixon resigned in 1974 over the Watergate scandal. "If anybody else did that, it would be considered a crime", Pelosi said. In fact, a letter made public Tuesday showed Mueller complaining that Barr had distorted the report's conclusions .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump and Putin Catch Up On the Phone, Talk Mueller Report
May 06, 2019 - 00:56
She said during the call Trump reiterated the "need and importance of Russian Federation stepping up and continuing to help". The Kremlin said the two sides confirmed they meant to "activate dialogue in various spheres, including strategic security".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top UF football player accused of sexual battery
May 05, 2019 - 01:26
Neither woman chose to press charges, but a rape kit was performed on each at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Florida finished 10-3 last season, which was also head coach Dan Mullen's first year with the program.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Microsoft rolls out new cloud services for AI and blockchain
May 05, 2019 - 01:19
These are the services that are most similar to human cognition: image recognition, speech-to-text, translation, and so on. JPMorgan developed Quorum almost four years ago on the blockchain-based Ethereum network, reports WSJ .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Quick reaction: Bank of England eyes interest rate hikes as outlook brightens
May 05, 2019 - 01:17
Britain's economy has slowed since the Brexit referendum in 2016 but has fared better than many investors feared. This is due to company's stockpiling for the original European Union withdrawal that was to happen on 29 March.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tottenham shown two red cards in space of five minutes against Bournemouth
May 05, 2019 - 01:16
Moura was denied again before the break as he latched onto a long ball over the top but Travers stuck out a leg to make the stop. Foyth was chasing a loose ball in midfield as Simpson gained posession near the halfway line.