Tony Abbott Had A Fat Sook After Being Dobbed In For Not Wearing A Mask
"I never thought that dobbing and snitching was part of the Australian character", said man who implemented the 'dob in a dealer' hotline.
Tony Abbott has responded very maturely to a recent lockdown fine, claiming it was un-Australian for the general public to report him after he was caught not wearing a mask outdoors.
The former Prime Minister was snapped at Sydney’s Manly beach last Wednesday chatting away while maskless. He was reported to NSW Police and fined a $500 penalty infringement notice two days later. Masks are compulsory outdoors in Greater Sydney except during strenuous exercise.
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“I believe that I was well within the law, reasonably interpreted,” Abbott said in response on Saturday. “But I’m not going to challenge the fine because I don’t want to waste the police’s time any further”.
He couldn’t just leave it there, and insisted on having the last word no one asked for: “I never thought that dobbing and snitching was part of the Australian character,” the 63-year-old said. “I think that the sooner we can leave this health police state mindset behind us, the better for everyone”.
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During his stint as the 28th Prime Minister of Australia, Abbott created a $1 million ‘dob in a dealer’ hotline in response to growing ice use six years ago.
His Nationals Party chum Barnaby Joyce also copped a similar sitch back in June. The current Deputy PM was slapped with a $200 fine after someone called Crime Stoppers on him for not wearing a mask at a petrol station in Armidale, NSW.
“It does not matter who you are, whatever station you have in life,” Health Minister Brad Hazzard told reporters. “Nobody likes to have these orders, but it is to keep everybody safe and I hope people will comply”.