AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Astro Labe Who Allegedly Headbutted Tony Abbott Takes Center Stage

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By Politicoscope September 25, 2017 12:36

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Mr Abbott had earlier alleged Mr Labe, who was wearing a pro same sex marriage sticker, was motivated by the divisive issue. A fundraiser for Mr Labe’s legal fees, on the Go Fund Me website, had collected more than $2000 by Saturday night. The fundraiser for the Hobart DJ read in part:

“I propose we raise some funds which will most likely be needed in the near future for court fees … of Astro Labe.

“This GoFundMe nor the creator in no way condone any violence.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Astro Labe Who Allegedly Headbutted Tony Abbott Takes Center Stage

The online campaign to raise legal funds for the man charged with assaulting Tony Abbott has been pulled for now.

Astro Labe, 38, of North Hobart, is accused of headbutting the former Primer Minister in Hobart on Thursday afternoon.

Mr Abbott had earlier alleged Mr Labe, who was wearing a pro same sex marriage sticker, was motivated by the divisive issue.

A fundraiser for Mr Labe’s legal fees, on the Go Fund Me website, had collected more than $2000 by Saturday night.

The fundraiser for the Hobart DJ read in part:

“I propose we raise some funds which will most likely be needed in the near future for court fees … of Astro Labe.

“This GoFundMe nor the creator in no way condone any violence.”

However the page has since been taken down by Go Fund Me for possible breaches of its term and conditions.

The Mercury understands the company was concerned the money was being raised for somebody charged with a crime.

If it is deemed to breach the rules the Mercury understands the money raised will be returned to donors.

However another campaign on Go Fund Me for Mr Labe is still active.

As of yesterday it had raised $255 with a goal of $1,000.

At the time of the alleged attack in Morrison Street Mr Labe was wearing a vote yes sticker regarding the marriage equality postal vote.

However Mr Labe said the alleged incident had nothing to with Mr Abbott’s comments or stance on the issue.

Mr Labe is due in the Hobart Magistrates Court on October 23.


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