Anthony Mundine faces court over Bunnings mask breach allegations: Covid-19 restrictions

Retired boxer Anthony Mundine was back in court on Wednesday over allegations he entered a Bunnings store without a mask.

Retired boxer Anthony Mundine has appeared in court over allegations he breached public health orders by flouting mask rules at a Sydney hardware store.

“The Man” was in July fined for allegedly entering a Bunnings store in southwestern Sydney without wearing a mask and refusing to scan a QR code at the store’s entrance.

Mr Mundine claimed that he had an exemption to not wear a mask and made a purchase before leaving.

Detectives attached to Campsie Police Area Command launched an investigation after they were called to the Bunnings Kingsgrove store on July 20.

Officers then visited a home in South Hurstville where they spoke to Mr Mundine and issued him a $1000 fine for breaking Covid rules.

He was charged with not complying with a noticed direction and his matter was briefly mentioned in Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday.

Mr Mundine did not appear in court and his lawyer John Giang appeared via videolink and was granted a six-week adjournment.

No plea was entered on Mr Mundine’s behalf.

Mr Mundine was fined three times by police during July for allegedly breaching public health orders.

The high-profile and outspoken former athlete was first slapped with a $1000 fine for allegedly flying from Sydney to Ballina on July 9 during the citywide lockdown.

“Officers from Richmond Police District issued a 46-year-old man with a $1000 penalty infringement notice after inquiries revealed he travelled from metropolitan Sydney to Ballina without a reasonable excuse on Wednesday, 7 July, 2021,” NSW Police said in a statement at the time.

The same month Mr Mundine appeared at a Sydney anti-lockdown rally and was issued with a court attendance notice for allegedly breaching the public health order.

Mr Mundine has been outspoken on social media about his anti-vaccination views and has in the past posted links to so-called “freedom” rallies.

“My people don’t get conned in getting the shot,” he wrote on Facebook earlier this year.

“Do your research it’s a death wish.

“F–k the travel for now we fight that sh-t in court it’s all fear mongering.”

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Scotty departs for Scotland for major climate talks

The Prime Minister is set to face world leaders for the first time since committing Australia to carbon neutral by 2050.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has flown off for key climate talks with a commitment but without finalised modelling for his plan.

Mr Morrison will meet with world leaders first at the G20 leaders’ summit in Rome before travelling to Glasgow for the much anticipated United Nations COP26 climate summit.

It is the first in-person gathering of the leaders of the world’s biggest economies since the pandemic started.

Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor will accompany the Prime Minister on his VIP jet “Shark One”.

In a statement prior to his departure, Mr Morrison said the pandemic and climate would be at the top of his agenda during his time overseas.

“These important international meetings come as the world has reached a critical point in our health response and economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, and our collective effort to address the challenges of climate change,” Mr Morrison said.

“COP26 will be crucial in the global effort to address the challenges of climate change.

“I look forward to supporting Prime Minister Johnson, as host of COP26, to achieve our Paris Agreement objectives and collaborate to collectively deliver net zero emissions by 2050.”

Also on Mr Morrison’s agenda will be his pitch to leaders to thwart the power of social media giants.

“We need to fully harness the benefits of digitalisation, but in doing that, making sure the rules that apply in the real world, apply in the digital world,” he told reporters earlier on Thursday.

“I will continue to press, as Australia always has, and show the leadership on this issue globally that we must hold social media platforms to account.”

After a turbulent week in parliament, the arrival of the COP26 summit will bring little relief to Mr Morrison, who is set to face calls to lift Australia’s climate targets beyond his 2050 pledge.

In the days since his policy release, Mr Morrison has copped criticism for the strategy, which lacks a solid 2030 commitment.

Instead, Mr Morrison will take projections to Glasgow, which, if reached, could reduce Australia’s emissions by 30 to 35 per cent by 2030.

He’s also set to be reunited with former colleague Mathias Cormann, who is likely to press Australia to adopt stronger climate targets – including a carbon pricing scheme.

In a statement overnight, Mr Cormann said progress across G20 nations remained “uneven”.

“G20 economies are lifting their ambition and efforts, including through the explicit and implicit pricing of carbon emissions,” the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development secretary-general said.

“However, progress remains uneven across countries and sectors, and is not well enough coordinated globally.

“We need a globally more coherent approach which enables countries to lift their ambition and effort to the level required to meet global net zero by 2050, with every country carrying an appropriate and fair share of the burden while avoiding carbon leakage and trade distortions.

“Carbon prices and equivalent measures need to become significantly more stringent and globally better coordinated to properly reflect the cost of emissions to the planet, and put us on the path to genuinely meet the Paris Agreement climate goals.

OECD analysis found Australia ranked 11th out of 18 countries for carbon pricing, which Australia imposes through fuel excise.

Australia does not have a carbon pricing scheme following the repeal of the Gillard government’s carbon tax in 2014.

Mr Cormann will also attend the G20 talks and COP26 climate summit.

The Prime Minister has previously said he will not introduce a carbon pricing scheme.

Originally published as Scott Morrison departs for Glasgow armed with a net zero commitment but without modelling

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Josh Cavallo comes out as gay: First player in A-League, football news

Young Socceroo Josh Cavallo has announced himself as the only current, openly gay male professional footballer in the A-League.

Adelaide United’s Josh Cavallo has publicly come out as gay, becoming the first male professional Australian footballer to do so during their playing days.

The 21-year-old young Socceroo made the announcement on Wednesday, declaring he was “proud to publicly announce I am gay” in an emotional statement on Twitter.

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Cavallo is the first openly gay male athlete to play in the A-League competition. He said he wanted to create a safe space for others to come forward.

Other active and openly gay males playing professional football elsewhere in the world include Collin Martin, who plays for San Diego Loyal in the second tier of football in the USA, as well as Phuti Lekoloane, who plays in South Africa’s third tier.

In his statement, Cavallo said he knew the potential negative repercussions of his announcement but hoped his decision to come out would inspire other closeted male footballers and “show that everyone is welcome in the game of football”.

“It’s been a journey to get to this point in my life, but I couldn’t be happier with my decision to come out,” he said. “I have been fighting my sexuality for over six years now, and I’m glad I can put that to rest.

“For the people that know me personally, you’ll know I’m a private person. Growing up, I always felt the need to hide myself because I was ashamed. Ashamed I would never be able to do what I loved and be gay. Hiding who I truly am, to pursue a dream I always wished for as a kid, to play football and be treated equally never felt like a reality.

“Being a gay closeted footballer, I’ve had to learn to mask my feelings in order to fit the mould of a professional footballer. Growing up being gay and playing football were just two worlds that hadn’t crossed paths before. I’ve lived my life assuming that this was a topic never to be spoken about.

“In football, you only have a small window to achieve greatness, and coming out publicly may have a negative impact on a career. As a gay footballer, I know there are other players living in silence. I want to help change this, to show that everyone is welcome in the game of football and deserves the right to be their authentic self.

“It is astonishing to know that there are currently no gay professional footballers who are out and actively playing, not only in Australia, but around the world. Hopefully, this will change in the near future.

“I hope that in sharing who I am, I can show others who identify as LGBTQ+ that they are welcome in the football community. As the game of football keeps expanding, I want to help evolve the game even further and let other players in my situation feel that they’re not alone.

“Those who already knew this about me have met me with love and support every step of the way. I’m incredibly thankful for this support. To my family and friends – thank you, especially Tommy and David for making it possible for me to say proudly and publicly that I’m gay.

“To my Adelaide United family, thank you for greeting me with the utmost respect and acceptance. I’m incredibly grateful.”

More to come …

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Australia Covid news live: Victoria, NSW, Qld borders, lockdown restrictions, freedoms and cases

Protestors have hit one Melbourne suburb to rally against “segregated dining”, while Victorians eat in restaurants across the street.

Welcome to Saturday’s coverage of Australia’s Covid-19 situation.

Case numbers in Victoria have experienced a drop as fully vaccinated residents enter their first weekend of freedom. The state reported 1750 new infections overnight and sadly, nine new deaths.

Meanwhile, NSW has recorded 322 new Covid cases and two deaths, with cases expected to rise over the coming days due to the state’s eased restrictions.

Queensland is also on high alert after a rideshare driver was infectious in the community for 10 days. Authorities said the man is “so sick” he can barely speak with contact tracers.

Follow below for today’s top updates. Keep refreshing the page for the latest news.

Anti-vaxxers stage protest in Melbourne

Dozens of anti-vax protestors have staged a “takeover” of St Kilda as they rally against restrictions being eased but only for the fully vaccinated.

Footage shows the maskless protestors sitting down on the footpath, carrying banners calling for the “end of segregation”.

Meanwhile, people dine outdoors in restaurants across the road from the protestors.

One man on Twitter said the protest was about “segregated dining in Australia”, with only the double jabbed currently allowed to eat in restaurants.

Victorian Police can be seen monitoring the situation and have been seen speaking to protestors. One man was handcuffed and detained by police then released again after a fiery exchange where he yelled he was being “illegally detained”.

Many social media users were not impressed by the protest.

“No, this is not segregated dining. This is a bunch of people picnicking on a main street due to their choice,” wrote one person on Twitter.

“Funny how anti-vaxxers insist on the freedom to choose whether or not to vaccinate. That’s fine imo. But they don’t respect the freedom of others not to do business with them or associate with them. That’s hypocrisy. Freedom of choice by all means but not just for them, for all!” one man said.

“Segregated by choice – not because of some factor that is otherwise protected like race, religion, gender or sexuality. Hope this helps,” another woman tweeted.

“In St Kilda today Melbourne’s worst people were protesting against “discrimination” because they don’t want to get a vaccine. In Carlton people were protesting against actual discrimination: in support of refugees who‘ve been locked in a hotel with a COVID outbreak & denied help,” another said.

On Friday, Melbourne exited lockdown after it reached 70 per cent of the population being double vaxxed.

When Covid booster shots are coming

Vulnerable Australians could start to receive booster shots from November 8, provided medical regulator the Therapeutic Goods Administration gives it the green light.

Residents and staff in aged and disability care would be first in line for the third shot, alongside those working in high risk occupations such as healthcare, quarantine and border control.

Booster shots are likely to be offered roughly six months after a person has received their second dose.

But Deputy Chief Medical Officer Michael Kidd said people shouldn’t be concerned about losing immunity and instead it was about preventing a risk of breakthrough infections.

“I should emphasise, if you’ve had two doses, you are fully vaccinated and very well protected against becoming severely unwell,” he said.

“There is little evidence that protection against severe disease wanes over time in those who are double vaccinated.

“But what we do know is that antibody levels fall over time and there is a risk of breakthrough infections where vaccinated people may become infected and at risk of transmitting Covid-19 to others.”

The exact timing of the rollout of booster shots would be based on advice from the government’s vaccine advisory body, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI).

The broader population is expected to be able to access booster shots before the end of the year.

Victoria hits new vax milestone

On Saturday, the state reached a key milestone with 90 per cent of the population receiving one vaccine dose.

Premier Dan Andrews has previously said he would like to see Victoria hit 94 or 95 per cent of the populaton being double vaxxed by the end of the year.

The state administered 39,126 vaccine doses on Friday

‘Eight days’: Anna’s urgent warning

Annastacia Palaszczuk has levelled a stern warning at her state, as Christmas approaches and Queensland prepares to open up.

“8 days. That’s how long you have to get fully vaccinated in time for our borders to open. The higher the vaccination rate, the safer we will be,” the Premier wrote.

“Make sure you’re fully protected before Delta arrives. It’s urgent.”

When Queensland hits 70 per cent double dose – which Ms Palaszczuk has said she expected by November 19 – fully vaccinated interstate residents from declared hotspots will be allowed to fly into the Sunshine State.

They will need to have received a negative Covid test within 72 hours of their flight and will then have to quarantine for 14 days at a home.

When Queensland hits 80 per cent double dose – expected on December 17 – fully vaccinated Australians from interstate will be free to drive or fly into the state. The negative Covid test within 72 hours of the flight will still be required, however home quarantine will be scrapped.

Education Minister Grace Grace told reporters this morning that Ms Palaszczuk had “locked in” December 17 as the state’s reopening date, and it would go ahead regardless of the 80 per cent milestone being met.

“What it means is that the virus will come into Queensland. There is no doubt about that, and it will seek out t aren’t vaccinated,” she warned.

“We want to make sure we protect as many Queenslanders as possible from the young, right through to the elderly, and we’re urging everyone to get vaccinated.”

Ms Grace pointed to a rideshare driver in the state currently in a “serious but stable condition” with the virus as incentive to get the jab.

“You don’t want to be, as a gentle reminder, the Uber driver who unfortunately was unvaccinated, has caught Covid and is in a very serious condition in hospital … We don’t want to see Queenslanders in that position.”

Weimar drops big hint about new freedoms

Asked today whether Victoria could hit 80 per cent double vaccination levels before anticipated – meaning further freedoms – Jeroen Weimar said the targets “are coming really close to us now”.

“We can taste the benefits of success,” he told reporters.

“We can see those 80/90 per cent deadlines are coming really close to us now.”

Mr Weimar said it’s likely the state will hit the milestone “next weekend”, adding that the weeks to come will help determine how Christmas and Boxing Day in Victoria will look, using major events like the Melbourne Cup as a guide.

“If we can see that these case numbers don’t go crazy, if we can ensure that we can keep the hospitalisation numbers as low as possible so we can keep Victorians out of hospital, and the way we do that is by getting more people vaccinated,” he said.

“If all those things happen over the coming weeks then we have a really good run in to see how that’s going to play and what it means for December and events like the Boxing Day tests.”

‘Welcome trend’ in Victoria numbers

There has been a “welcome trend” in Victoria’s hospitalisation numbers over the past week, Covid commander Jeroen Weimar told reporters.

While there are currently 770 Victorians in hospital, including 144 in intensive care, 90 of whom are on a ventilator, Mr Weimar said the number of infected people requiring hospitalisation has “stabilised”.

“[It’s] a welcome trend to see a lower number today, 770 numbers over the last few days. My thanks, hugely, to everyone working physically on the hospitals dealing with Covid patients and our wider health force, healthcare workforce for the phenomenal work they are doing to support those with Covid-19 and those with other conditions who need their care and attention at this time,” he added.

The majority of patients being treated in hospital with the virus are those who haven’t been vaccinated.

“We continue to see it’s the unvaccinated ending up in hospital. Yesterday of the 770 people in hospital, 86 per cent were not fully vaccinated. Of the 144 in intensive care yesterday, 93 per cent were not fully vaccinated,” Mr Weimar said.

“It highlights time and time again that the vaccination is the best way to protect yourself from the ongoing pandemic we see all around us.”

‘We are not out of the woods yet’

Victoria’s Covid-19 commander Jeroen Weimar has urged his state to remain vigilant as it slowly opens up.

“As we start to open up and socialise more and do all those wonderful things that are now possible again, remember if you have any symptoms, whether you are vaccinated or not, make sure you’re tested and that’s the best way you can keep protecting yourself and those around you,” he told reporters.

“We now have over 23,000 active cases of coronavirus in the state. That highlights that although we can continue to enjoy these freedoms, remember there are a lot of people with Covid-19 in our community.

“We are delighted and glad that so many of them are getting tested and isolating effectively when they find out they have the virus, but it’s so important that we all act with some restraint and respect and that we are likely to see people around us who may have Covid.

“Get yourself vaccinated and keep all these good practices over the days and week ahead.”

ACT records 24 new cases

There have been 24 new cases of Covid-19 local cases in the ACT in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 19 people in hospital with the virus, including 12 in the ICU, four of whom require ventilation.

‘We want people to get back into work’

In NSW, Premier Dominic Perrottet has told reporters that as his state continues to open up, “we want people to get back into work” as businesses report labour shortages.

“Hang in there, we are opening up. It’s a lot of built-up demand. If you look at the numbers coming through, it’s incredibly encouraging and pleasing about where the state is economically at the moment, as we’ve opened up,” Mr Perrottet said.

“Now, there are going to be challenges with labour shortages. We’ve raised that with the federal government.

“In relation to the disaster payment – this is one of the reasons as well, we supported the Commonwealth government in winding back the disaster payment. We want people to get back into work, particularly in those areas that need staff.

“And you know, it’s a challenge but it’s a better challenge to have than having high unemployment.”

Booster program could start next week

Australia’s Covid-19 vaccine booster program could start as early as next week, The Australian reports, with the federal government rushing to boost the immunity of aged care residents and health care workers.

While peak aged care bodies and frontline workers who were vaccinated at the start of the rollout have expressed concern about waning immunity, health department secretary Brendan Murphy said there’s yet to be “any good evidence that [vaccine] protection from severe disease” has dropped.

Health Minister Greg Hunt said that approval for a third dose of Pfizer could come “by the middle of the next week”, adding that the booster program would then “able to begin immediately”.

“We’ve said the commencement date for aged-care inreach is the 8th of November, but indeed some facilities may be able to begin by the end of next week. And if we were to receive that approval by the end of next week, we will be in a position to start the general population on a booster as they come due,” he added.

Welcoming the move too fast track the booster rollout, Aged and Community Services Australia chief executive Paul Sadley said it’ll “hopefully” put them “ahead of any wave from the opening up of society”.

“We can’t be closed to the world like we have been over the last few months but we’ve got to step carefully,” he said.

Infected Uber driver in ‘serious but stable position’

Queensland Education Minister Grace Grace also provided an update on the wellbeing of a rideshare driver who was infectious in the community for 10 days.

Authorities had previously said the man was “so sick” he could barely speak with contact tracers.

Ms Grace said the Uber driver is now in a “serious but stable condition”.

“He’s not in intensive care, but he is unwell,” she said.

No new cases in Qld

In good news for the Sunshine State, Education Minister Grace Grace has confirmed there have been no new local cases in the last 24 hours.

“We have zero new cases in the community, and zero cases detected in hotel quarantine,” Ms Grace told reporters, declaring it was a “double doughnut day”.

“Currently that leaves us with 26 active cases and 2082 total cases here in Queensland. We’re up to 74.1 per cent single-dose vaccination.

“And we’re nearly at the 60 per cent double dose, with 59.3 per cent of the population, 16 and over, double vaxxed.”

Major drop for Vic cases on first freedom weekend

Case numbers in Victoria have experienced a drop as fully vaccinated residents enter their first weekend of freedom.

The state reported 1750 new infections overnight and sadly, nine new deaths.

NSW records 322 new cases

There’ve been 322 new cases of local Covid-19 in NSW in the 24 hours up to 8pm last night.

Two people died with the virus in the same reporting period.

Aussie group who shouldn’t skip booster

Australians who fast-tracked their second AstraZeneca jab have been warned not to delay their booster shot by GPs.

According to data from the Australian Immunisation Register, reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, more than 177,000 people in NSW received their two vaccine doses just four weeks apart, after the recommended interval was shorted from 12 weeks to between four and eight.

Another 140,000 people received their second jab eight weeks after their first (with doses 55 and 57 days apart), while about 616,000 people in NSW received AstraZeneca with the initially recommended 12-week interval.

While NSW chair of the Royal Australian College of GPs, Dr Charlotte Hespe, said it was “wonderful” that so many people had followed the updated advice to get fully vaccinated quicker.

But, she said, “if you did have your AstraZeneca at a time frame of less than 12 weeks, please do try and make sure your booster is at six months rather than, perhaps, delaying it until 10 months; do not wait for your booster”.

State reveals border change with NSW

South Australia has changed its border rules with NSW, meaning some travellers from the state will now be permitted to enjoy more freedoms amid surging vaccine rates.

State Covid-19 co-ordinator and police commissioner Grant Stevens has authorised restriction-free transit travel through Sydney Airport, and quarantine rules that forced international travellers who had quarantined in Sydney first to undertake an additional fortnight of isolation in SA have also been scrapped.

The NSW Cross Border Corridor has also been reinstated – meaning anyone who hasn’t left the corridor or associated with someone outside the corridor within the past 14 days will be permitted to travel anywhere within SA.

The changes come as Health Minister Stephen Wade told reporters that SA’s borders will reopen “within weeks”.

Speaking before the Covid Transition Committee meeting on Friday, Mr Wade declined to specify a deadline, but said modelling would show the way forward for his state.

A parliamentary committee on Thursday heard that SA would reopen once double vaccination rates hit 80 per cent – with the state currently standing at 61 per cent.

Victorian businesses targeted by anti-vaxxers

On Friday – the first day of freedom for vaccinated Victorians – a disgruntled group of anti-vaxxers came up with a plan to short-circuit the state’s vaccine passport system.

A poster shared by organisers of the so-called Melbourne “freedom rallies” is doing the rounds on social media, urging the unvaccinated to visit shops and restaurants to see whether they would be denied entry.

Under Victoria’s current rules, only fully vaccinated members of society can dine at restaurants, bars, cafes and pubs. They are expected to show their vaccine certificates on entry when they check in.

But anti-vaxxers are attempting to shame those who deny them access.

“Be a part of #Danslockoutfail by highlighting how the Victorian Government will once again fail to enforce its disgraceful mandates,” the poster reads.

“Step 1: Visit a restaurant or shop without showing a vaccine passport and post proof on social media.

“Step 2: If you are denied access to a business because they choose to segregate you from society, shame (them) by posting them on social media.”

But business owners are not having it. One operator who saw the poster on social media responded with the following message:

“I own a retail store. If you try this in my shop, I will film you and post you being a d***head all over social media.

“I will also contact television networks, they love a story involving Chads and Karen’s being twats in public.”

However, many flaunted that they were able to dine in or get a haircut without being vaccinated.

Some suggested using a friend’s phone had worked, others said no check-ins were required and businesses were not enforcing the new rules.

“I had a nice lunch out in Errol Street, North Melbourne. Not vaccinated and not asked for cert,” one person wrote.

Another wrote that they were “going everywhere”, to which one commenter wrote “except overseas or interstate”.

Tasmania reveals when borders will open

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein has revealed that the state’s border will open when 90 per cent of the adult population are double vaccinated against Covid-19. That is estimated to happen on December 15.

“So today I’m signalling to every eligible Tasmanian over the age of 12, if you’re not vaccinated, get it done, and get it done as soon as possible,” he said.

“Don’t wait until 14 December.”

The rules outlined by the Tasmanian Premier mean that fully vaccinated Australians from any other state and territory will be eligible to enter the state from December 15 but they will require a negative Covid test within 72 hours of arriving.

The Premier said there would be no turning back after that point, but a number of restrictions will remain.

Originally published as Australia Covid news live: Anti-vaxxers stage protest in Melbourne

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Alleged anti-lockdown organiser Tony Pecora makes bold claims in court

An alleged anti-lockdown organiser has suffered a courtroom setback despite claiming he was ‘almost a lawyer’.

Alleged anti-lockdown organiser Tony Pecora claims he’s “almost a lawyer” after a year of study but failed to change his bail conditions.

The 44-year-old is facing several charges including counts of inciting others to breach public health restrictions by organising anti-lockdown protest in September 2020.

He appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday and attempted to vary his bail conditions.

Mr Pecora, a former candidate for Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party, told the court he was “pleading innocent” to all charges and had been on bail for the past year following his arrest.

“I’ve almost become a lawyer in that 12 months with all the studying I’m doing,” Mr Pecora said.

He told the court the bail conditions he faced were “onerous and unreasonable”, and argued they were “impossible” to abide by.

Prosecutor Helen Spowart said there were no issues changing the Middle Park man’s bail so he was no longer subject to a curfew, could assist caring for his father and move house.

But the changes couldn’t be made because his wife – who secured a surety for his release – wasn’t present, Magistrate Matthew White explained.

“The problem you’ve got is the surety is not here so we can’t progress it,” he said.

Mr Pecora also claimed during the hearing he had “enormous evidence of treason” against a local MP and said Premier Daniel Andrews’ actions under the state’s emergency powers were “fraudulent”.

“I’m telling everyone and nobody wants to hear it,” Mr Pecora said.

He is also facing new charges of breaching bail conditions including not to use, create or participate in the use of social media and refrain from using the “Arkwell Tripelligo” alias between October 2020 and July 2021.

Police allege Mr Pecora used a Facebook account with the name to organise the rallies in September 2020 during the state’s second wave of coronavirus outbreaks.

He’s also alleged to have contravened a bail condition of using or participating in social media, complying with the chief health officer’s directions and not attending public gatherings in August, according to charge sheets.

The magistrate adjourned the hearing despite Mr Pecora’s complaints he wanted it dealt with today.

The case will return to court in December.

Originally published as Alleged Melbourne anti-lockdown protest plotter Tony Pecora’s court fail

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