Woman Who Egged Scott Morrison Pleads Guilty To Assault
A woman who tried to "egg" Prime Minister Scott Morrison's head during an election campaign event in Albury has pleaded guilty to common assault.
Amber Paige Holt was also due to be sentenced on Monday but the matter was adjourned for two weeks to allow the prosecution and defence time to consider the actual "harm" of the assault.
Magistrate Imad Abdul-Karim noted there was a similar commonwealth offence that encompassed an assault on an elected public official.
The magistrate said that appeared to be of far greater seriousness than the meaning of an assault under NSW law.
"The difficulty I'm having trouble handling (is) the gravity of the offending," he told Albury Local Court.
Abdul-Karim insisted there "no place for violence" in the community but especially during a political campaign.
Holt had invested a great deal of planning into her offending after she discovered Morrison was going to be in Albury, the magistrate said.
She went to a supermarket to buy eggs specifically to carry out the assault.
Before adjourning sentencing to July 23, the magistrate explained to Holt -- who'd occasionally sobbed during Monday's hearing -- why he was doing so.
"I understand your honour," she said.
Holt previously pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis.