Australians pride ourselves on our healthy democracy. Indeed, we tell ourselves we’d never turn out like Russia or the US. But looking at images of Katherine Deves’ bodyguard in action and examining the Jane Hume v Simon Holmes à Court video makes one wonder.
So, while we wait for the votes to be counted, check out these vids.
Footage shared on Twitter today shows a man identified as Katherine Deves‘ bodyguard behaving aggressively towards a couple of young Zali Steggall volunteers. The same man also appeared in a TikTok video yesterday. When another young man attempted to present Deves with an admittedly facetious award, she called to that largish man for assistance. He then bustled the other man away.
It seems strange behaviour in a public space outside a polling booth in a modern democracy.
What next for
Marjorie Taylor Greene Katherine Deves? Perhaps a Stop the Steal rally?
So this is how Katherine Deves’ bodyguard behaves at a polling station. Bullying young Zali volunteers.
— Darren Cotterill (@dcotterill) May 21, 2022
@shapes_and_sizes Katherine Deves CAN’T TAKE A JOKE #auspol #ausvotes #auscomedy #LGBT #scomo #labororgreens #trans ♬ original sound – Shapes_and_Sizes
Jane Hume v Simon Holmes à Court
More interesting video footage — this time of a confrontation between Liberal Senator Jane Hume and ‘teal’ billionaire activist Simon Holmes à Court.
Liberal supporters posted a video a couple of days ago which purportedly showed Holmes à Court bullying Hume outside a polling booth.
However today, more extensive footage of the incident came to light. In footage shot before the edited version posted by Libs, Holmes à Court responds politely when he runs into Hume outside a polling booth. She however calls him an arsehole.
Project Veritas would be proud.
— Evan Mulholland (@evmulholland) May 18, 2022
— ScreamInBlue (@ScreamInBlue) May 20, 2022
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