Australia

DJ to Enter Plea Over Abbott ‘Headbutt

The Hobart DJ accused of headbutting former prime minister Tony Abbott is expected to reappear in court.

Astro Labe is listed to enter a plea on Thursday in Hobart Magistrates Court to a charge of causing harm to a commonwealth public official.

Labe was originally charged with common assault over the incident on the Hobart waterfront on September 21. The charge was upgraded to a federal offence that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years’ jail.

Mr Abbott said he was left shocked and with a fat lip, after what he called an orchestrated attack as part of the same-sex marriage debate.

Although Labe was wearing a “yes” sticker when he encountered Mr Abbott, he insisted his actions were solely because of a “personal hatred” for the politician.

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