Federal MP Bob Katter has been booted from a regional pub after failing to demonstrate his vax status.
Federal MP Bob Katter has been booted from a regional pub after failing to demonstrate his vax status over the weekend.
In a press statement issued by Mr Katter’s office today, he said he was fully covid vaccinated but just didn’t have a smartphone so he couldn’t flash his vax status to the bar staff.
It was “un-Australian” to take away people’s right to assemble at the local pub, he said.
“I’ve had both of my covid vaccinations, but I don’t have a smart phone so I can’t check-in using the state government app, but I did give them options to verify,” he said.
“However, the local media and police was called. This is un-Australian. We have a right to associate and assemble. Full praise to the local police officer carrying out their duties in a very respectful manner.”
The police confirmed that officers were called to the Tamworth Hotel on Sunday. Mr Katter and his mates were drinking in an alcohol-free zone, The Australian reported.
“Police attended and gave a warning to some members of the group about drinking in the alcohol-free zone and they complied,” a spokesperson told NCA NewsWire.
“No further police action will be taken.”
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