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Man Thwarted Attempting To Deliver ‘Welding For Dummies’ To Scott Morrison

Vivienne Kelly

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Man Thwarted Attempting To Deliver ‘Welding For Dummies’ To Scott Morrison

Featured Image Credit: The Chaser/ Facebook

A member of The Chaser has attempted to deliver a special package to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, including a book titled Welding For Dummies.

The other option was Covering Up Sexual Assault For Dummies.

The police stepped in and prevented the delivery.

You can watch it in all its awkward glory below.

The prank comes after the PM made headlines when attempting to do some welding as part of his pre-election publicity tour.

Even though he was supplied with the required safety equipment, including the appropriate face protection, he was caught on camera lifting his protective visor right at the key moment - exposing his face and eyes to intense light.

The PM was roundly criticised online, including by the Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, Sally McManus.

Morrison, however, noted he was no expert.

"This was a pretty tricky little device I was trying to use. I hadn't used that one before," he told Ben Fordham on Sydney's 2GB.

"But, Ben, what I like to do, and it doesn't matter whether I'm at a welding shop or whether I'm in a hairdressers, I like to learn and understand what our trainees and apprentices are doing."

He also had no time for those who had been critical of his hands-on abilities.

"And, you know, I think it's sort of a bit passing strange, you know, that they'll have a, they never used to say anything about me doing things on welding or, you know, those things that people think are more blokey jobs.

"But I go and do what what young female apprentices are learning to do at a hairdressing salon, and they have a crack at me.

"I think they're fantastic. I think all of our apprentices are fantastic. "They're hard jobs and you've got a lot to learn, as I showed everybody. I've got a lot to learn if I wanted to do those jobs.

"I just think our apprentices and the small businesses that are giving them a go are fantastic, and if all the narcs, you know, in the bubble want to have a crack at me, well, they can.

"But what I'm doing is showcasing the great work of our apprentices and small businesses."

A couple of weeks ago, Morrison tried his hand at another trade, taking up hair-washing duties at a Victorian hair salon.

Photo and PR opportunities with politicians are only set to increase in the coming weeks and months as Australia crawls towards the 2022 election.

Morrison has not yet announced the date, however it is expected to take place on or before May 21.

Topics: News, Scott Morrison, Australia

Vivienne Kelly
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