Police move activists at Tas Liberal meet

Ethan James
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Dozens of protesters at the state Liberal council in Hobart have been moved on by police, not long before Scott Morrison addressed the annual meeting.

About 20 Extinction Rebellion activists were stationed inside Blundstone Arena on Saturday morning, with about the same number outside.

One woman had glued her hand to a glass pane outside the conference room holding the event.

They left the area after being asked to move by Tasmania Police, although one woman in her 60s was charged for failing to comply with directions.

In a brief visit to the island state, Mr Morrison announced a plan to have international flights resume between New Zealand and Tasmania next year for the first time in two decades.

The prime minister praised Tasmania's coronavirus management under Liberal Premier Peter Gutwein, with the state going almost 90 days without a case.

The Liberal meeting was attended by state ministers, as well as federal senators Eric Abetz and Jonno Dunniam.