Federal election 2022: Scott Morrison invokes 'quiet' Australians, plays down heckling by climate protesters in Alice Springs

Finn McHugh
Doug Dingwall
By Finn McHugh, and Doug Dingwall
Updated April 24 2022 - 8:03pm, first published 6:00am

Scott Morrison has invoked "quiet" Australians to play down anti-fracking protesters causing havoc during a trip to Alice Springs, where he announced a splurge to combat outback crime.

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.

Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au