Democracy? Deves’ bodyguard + the Jane Hume vid

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Images: Twitter

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?

@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.

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Destiny Rogers

Destiny Rogers embarked on her career in the media industry immediately after high school, initially joining Mirror News, which later evolved into News Ltd. She fondly recalls editing Ian Byford's 'Passing Glances: A History of Gay Cairns' as one of her most fulfilling projects. Additionally, Destiny co-researched and co-wrote 'The Queen's Ball', chronicling the history of the world's longest-running continuous queer event. Her investigative work on the history of Australia's COON Cheese and Edward Coon culminated in the publication 'COON: More Holes than Swiss Cheese', a collaborative effort with Dr. Stephen Hagan. Destiny's journey at QNews began as a feature writer, and she was subsequently elevated to the role of Managing Editor of QNews Magazine in 2018. However, in July 2022, she decided to resign from this role to refocus on research and feature writing. For contact, please reach out at

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