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​Scott Morrison Wraps Up Week By Washing Somebody’s Hair At The Salon

Vivienne Kelly

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​Scott Morrison Wraps Up Week By Washing Somebody’s Hair At The Salon

Featured Image Credit: Julia Bradley/ Twitter

It's been a big week for Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who copped some intense questions at the National Press Club and then came unstuck when asked about the price of groceries for the people that he governs.

And while he may not yet have called the election, he's capped off the week with a photo and PR opportunity at a hairdresser in Mount Eliza in Victoria.

Sky News Australia journalist Julia Bradley captured the moment the PM picked up a hose (well, a tap), and attempted to rinse the staff member's hair.

He was previously captured shaking hands with business owners as part of his charm offensive in the marginal electorate of Dunkley.

The seat is currently held by Labor's Peta Murphy, who had 52.74 per cent of the two-party preferred vote at the 2019 Federal Election.

The footage of Morrison 'working' at the hairdresser has already been ridiculed online, with many using it as an opportunity to bring up his now infamous quote that he doesn't 'hold a hose'.

Morrison made the hose quote as backlash mounted following the deadly 2019 bushfires.

The PM had gone on holidays with his family to Hawaii despite the devastation unfolding at home, but noted even if he had been here, he wouldn't be the one physically fighting the fires.

Labor MP Tim Watts, who represents Victoria's Gellibrand, reacted to the hairdresser footage online with a slightly different take.

"Why is the Prime Minister always play acting at doing other people's jobs instead of just doing the job that he was elected to do for the Australian people?," he said.

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.

The population must be given at least 33 days notice of the impending election date, but it's possible to have as many as 68 days between when the writ is issued and the actual election date.

The most recent Newspoll results, released by News Corp, put Morrison's Coalition at 34 per cent of the primary vote, with Labor on the rise to 41 per cent.

When it comes to just the two major players, the Coalition is also trailing Labor 44 per cent to 56 per cent.

Topics: News, Scott Morrison, Australia

Vivienne Kelly
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