Amber Paige Holt, 24, was named as the EggGirl who allegedly attempted to egg Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a Country Women’s Association event on Tuesday morning.
The egg missing Morrison and ending up unbroken on the ground, she was apprehended by the Prime Minister’s Federal Police security detail. An elderly CWA member was knocked over when Holt tried to escape.
Holt was obviously encouraged by the praise EggBoy Will Connolly received after egging Senator Fraser Anning at a Melbourne meeting of his party following the Christchurch massacre.
However, apart from the far-left and anarchists online, Holt has not received the type of media coverage she may have hoped for. Plus, unlike Eggboy who only received a caution, she has been charged with common assault and possession of Cannabis as she was found with a marijuana joint on her.
She was interviewed briefly by the media following her alleged attempted egging and said Morrison deserved it because of his policies on Manus Island.
Her social media revealed she was a Greens supporter and viewed right-wing politicians as Nazis. Greens leader Richard Di Natale was quick to distance the party from Holt, stating she was only a supporter, not a volunteer.
The fact that she looked like your typical leftist troublemaker, plus her being about to do what she was about to do but still having an illicit substance on her, made her an object of mockery on the internet. Many unflatteringly compared her with Meg Griffin from the American TV show Family Guy.
Amber Holt has now gone to ground following the charges against her. It has since come out this is not her first run in with the law, as she entered a guilty plea to a common assault (domestic violence) charge at Albury Court in November 2017. A conviction was not recorded and she was sentenced to an 18-month good behaviour bond.
Her Facebook page showed that she was employed as casual at Cotton On clothing retailer. Approached for comment, the company stated it was launching an internal investigation and that ‘while individuals are entitled to hold their own opinions we do not condone this behaviour and it does not align with our company values’.
It would appear that common sense has prevailed following the second egging of an Australian politician this year. The first one should never have been excused, let alone celebrated, but the left and right were suffering from Anning Derangement Syndrome and could not foresee the consequences of this type of response.
Let’s hope that this is the end of unprovoked egging in Australian politics and anyone else thinking about doing it is deterred by the reaction to Holt’s alleged attempt.