People have travelled to Canberra from across the country today … for a variety of reasons, none of them related to Scott Morrison’s announcement that he will be stepping down as a member of Parliament.
Pictures of Parliament House showed thousands of people congregating in the forecourt area, although those were pictures from another day when there was a special event on.
Police say security measures had to be totally unchanged to deal with the influx of supporters to the area. “We had one guy holding a sign saying “We love you Scott”, trying to break into the building. Although that was Scott himself, so we had to let him in,” a police spokesperson said.
The head of the Scott Morrison fan club said it was a sad day for both of its members. “Jenny and I will be sad to see me go,” he said in a statement on the club’s website.