A protester has repeatedly crushed an egg on Craig Kelly’s head, with the dramatic moment caught on camera.
The United Australia Party politician was attending an event in Melbourne on Friday when the egging took place.
In the footage, the woman can be seen throwing two eggs at Kelly while yelling “stop hanging out with Nazis” repeatedly.
‘You’re a Nazi lover, Craig. You’re a f****** our democracy. You’re a Nazi lover, Craig. Craig, stop hanging out with Nazis. You’re an anti-Semite,’ the woman can be heard saying.
‘You’re a Nazi-loving piece of sh*t, Craig.’
Earlier today, it was revealed that Craig Kelly flew to Melbourne for anti-vax and freedom rallies at the expense of taxpayers.
‘I was lobbying support for that [private member’s bill] across the nation,” he told the Guardian. ‘If that’s not parliamentary business, nothing is,’ Kelly told The Guardian, who said who flew via economy.
‘If I was any member of parliament, such a large public rally would be parliamentary business that you went to it. The fact that I had a private member’s bill, or a couple of private members’ bills before parliament at that stage, I think makes it a direct [matter of parliamentary business].
Yesterday, United Australia Party leader Clive Palmer announced a populist policy to cap home loan interest rates at three per cent for the next five years.
He claimed the policy would protect six million Australians from losing their homes if interest rates soar and their mortgage payments become unaffordable.
‘We must protect all Australians, their assets and their way of life,’ he said.
The policy would almost certainly increase the rate of inflation and massively reduce credit availability.
It has been tried in African and South American nations with ruinous consequences.
For example, Kenya capped rates at four per cent in 2016 but scrapped the cap in 2019 because loans dried up and it damaged economic growth.
Mr Palmer admitted inflation may rise but said: ‘There are other things we can do about inflation’.
The mining billionaire said he would pay down Australia’s $1trillion debt in 20 years by introducing a 15 per cent licence fee on iron ore exports.
The move would affect his own investments but would not apply to ore processed in Australia.
He said Asian countries will be ‘desperate for our iron ore’ for years to come and Australia is well placed because South America is at full production and infrastructure in Africa ‘is a nightmare.’
Mr Palmer is running candidates in all 151 electorates, including vaccine sceptic Hughes MP Craig Kelly who defected from the Liberals, and also in the Senate.
The unvaccinated billionaire, who was ‘one day away’ from dying with Covid, is hoping to capitalise on pro-choice and anti-lockdown sentiment to improve on his 2019 primary vote of 3.43 per cent.
Mr Palmer has said he will not include Labor and the Liberals in his ‘how to vote cards’ for the Senate and will order his House preferences based on ‘who is best for our policies’.
He said he would personally put the Greens above the Liberal and Labor parties because they have not been involved in racking up huge debts.