Prime Minister Scott Morrison has made fun of himself in a press conference after he was told off by a homeowner for standing on his lawn.
The leader made an early morning visit to the Queanbeyan growth suburb of Googong on Thursday to spruik $25,000 cash grants for residential construction.
However, his announcement was abruptly interrupted after a man came out of his house and scolded the prime minister and reporters for standing on his grass.
“Can everyone get off the grass please? Come on,” the peeved man said.
“Guys, I’ve just reseeded that.”
In a press conference on Friday announcing a new national security test for foreign takeovers, Mr Morrison announced a new rule before taking questions from reporters.
“There is one new rule in the press gallery,” he said while smirking.
“Not just social distancing, but people have got to keep off the grass.
“We’re safe here in the courtyard.
“To our friend out there from Googong, we wish him all the best.”
Mr Morrison seemed to be quite amused by the incident and commented on A Current Affair on Thursday evening that the incident was “so funny”.
“He was actually quite cool about the whole thing, he wasn’t angry,” he said.
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