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Tasmania pre-election blitz: Environmental activist crashes Scott Morrison’s event

Scott Morrison has been forced to dodge an environmental activist who crashed a pre-election campaign event to speak to him about a controversial mine. 

The prime minister met with Burnie-based manufacturing company Elphinstone – a defence contractor for the federal government – on Monday as part of a tour of marginal seats in regional Tasmania. 

But the affair was interrupted by an activist from conservational organisation the Bob Brown Foundation who was protesting a proposal to turn part of Takayna Tarkine rainforest into a waste site for Chinese-owned mining company MMG. 

After signing into the premises as a visitor, Courtney Hayes approached Mr Morrison as he gathered in a carpark with the business owners.

‘Mr Morrison, my name’s Courtney,’ she calls out, racing towards him as he…

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