Australia

Woman avoids jail after egg attack on PM

Amber Holt is seen outside Albury Court. Source: AAP

A woman who tried to 'egg' the prime minister during the federal election campaign has avoided jail after being convicted of common assault.

A young Victorian woman who tried to egg the prime minister at a country women's event has been convicted of common assault but avoided jail.

Amber Paige Holt on Tuesday was convicted and handed an 18-month community correction order by a magistrate at Albury Local Court.

The 25-year-old was ordered to perform 150 hours of community service and also fined $110 for possessing cannabis.

The moment a protester allegedly attempted to crack an egg on Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
The moment a protester allegedly attempted to crack an egg on Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
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Holt pleaded guilty in early July to the common assault charge.

The court heard Holt put an egg in her pocket before entering the Country Women's Association state conference in Albury in early May.

She planned to break the egg on Prime Minister Scott Morrison's head because she didn't like him "as he was not voted into the position".

But the egg fell from Holt's hand to the ground "and the accused struck the back of the head of the prime minister, jolting his head forward".

Holt planned the offence after she heard on radio Mr Morrison was going to be in Albury, the court heard a fortnight ago.

She went to a Coles supermarket to buy eggs specifically to carry out the attack.

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