A disability pensioner who threatened to dump tonnes of cow manure outside Tasmanian government offices because he was frustrated with Centrelink has been slapped with a fine.
Scott Wayne Moore reversed the feces-filled tip truck into a driveway near the Hobart building on the morning of September 9 last year.
Moore told Hobart Magistrates Court on Tuesday he was unable to pass a medical test to work as a truck driver but wanted to operate as a sole trader.
The 52-year-old, who narrowly avoided losing his foot after an infection, said he had been banned from every Centrelink office in the country and no one in the state government was interested in helping him.
Magistrate Robert Webster asked Moore where he obtained that amount of manure.
"I can't disclose that," Moore replied, adding it was someone who was happy to help his cause.
Moore, who represented himself in court at an earlier hearing, was found guilty of failing to comply with the directions of a police officer.
He was approached by several officers, who asked him to move his truck away from the building.
The court heard he told an officer: "I've got tonnes of s*** in here mate. If no one listens to me, I'm dumping it."
Mr Webster reviewed police body-worn camera footage of the incident and dismissed the more severe charge of resisting arrest.
He noted Moore followed their request to get out of the truck's cab after they told him he was under arrest.
"All of this happened because you were frustrated about being handballed around," Mr Webster said.
Moore, who remains without a job after 35 years in truck driving and manufacturing, was fined a total of $336.08.
"At the end of the day all I wanted to do was work. We have got people that run this state who aren't interested," he told the court.
Mr Webster said while he didn't know Centrelink's version of events, it would be better for society if Moore could find a way to work.