Coronavirus Victoria: Australia Post customer's anti-mask rant

Tom Flanagan
·News Reporter
·2-min read

Video of a woman unleashing an anti-mask tirade at an Australia Post worker in Melbourne is believed to be filmed by the same person who caused national outrage over the weekend with a similar stunt in Bunnings.

The latest clip shows the woman approach an Australia Post worker before berating him over who is allowed to ask her why she isn’t wearing a mask.

“I do not need a mask. If you could stamp that, it would be wonderful,” the woman tells the man behind a perspex screen.

As the bemused-looking worker processes her request, she continues her rant.

The woman is believed to be the same person who argued with Bunnings staff in a similar video. Source: Twitter/ Cam Smith
The woman is believed to be the same person who argued with Bunnings staff in a similar video. Source: Twitter/ Cam Smith

“I suggest you update yourself on what the Department of Human Services have put on with regards to masks and who needs to wear them,” she says.

“And who also has the authorisation to actually ask for that evidence? Because it’s not you. Thank you.”

The video is from a series of clips shared on Twitter by user Cam Smith and is understood to be the same woman who has been dubbed “Karen from Bunnings” after a video of her refusing to wear a mask and insisting she had been discriminated against went viral.

Her behaviour was slammed online by thousands, with Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Nick Coatsworth telling the ABC on Monday Australians “will have been disturbed” with the video.

On Thursday, it became compulsory under the public health act that anyone in the Melbourne and Mitchell Shire regions must wear a face mask or covering in public settings.

Without an exemption, failure to do so can result in a $200 fine.

Discussion online suggest both clips were filmed in the suburb of Narre Warren in southeast Melbourne.

The suburb is part of the Casey local government area, which has 157 active cases of coronavirus.

Several other videos of a woman being arrested in a car park are also believed to be the same woman responsible for the Bunnings and Australia Post videos.

In the clips she can be seen remonstrating with officers, refusing to accept her arrest.

“The law that I work under is very different to the law you believe in,” one officer tells the woman.

Another video shared by Cam Smith shows another woman filming herself in Bunnings without a mask, but it is understood this is a different woman to the other videos.

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