31 December 2019 17:15
Watch the outcome of every seat LIVE as Sky News delivers fast and exclusive insights around-the-clock. Will Connolly, aka Eggboy, has been spotted at the Labor election party. Mr Connolly is the teenager who smashed an egg on the back of Senator Fraser Anning's head the day after the Christrchurch massacre. Senator Anning put out a media release just after 51 people were shot to death in two mosques, blaming Muslim immigration for the terror attacks. Mr Connolly was incensed and took himself to Senator Anning's media conference, filming himself as he cracked the egg on his head.
He was struck twice by the right-wing politician and then tackled to the ground by a group of his supporters. News.com.au tried to speak with the 17-year-old tonight but was told by his "minder" he was not doing any media. It's unclear why he is at the party but seeing as he's underage and can't drink, hopefully his interest in politics extends beyond wanting to pelt the nation's politicians. Mr Connolly, who looks to have cleaned up his look with a new haircut, is from the affluent Melbourne suburb of Hampton, in the city's southeast but has made his way to the party in the northwest. He was accompanied by a couple and another woman, functioning as his minder.
Wheatus labelled him "Hero of The Earth" and fans suggested the band re-records Teenage Dirtbag as Teenage Eggboy. He's was even offered five-star treatment in Turkey and lifetime free drinks when he's old enough in Canada and Wales. Some even called for him to be US President. The teenager who infamously egged Fraser Anning was tonight a guest at what was supposed to be Labor's victory party. But Will Connolly has instead joined distraught Labor supporters in crying into their beers after Bill Shorten led the party to a shock projected defeat.
Reporters were not allowed to speak to Mr Connolly at the event, held at Hyatt Place Melbourne, but he was pictured grim-faced as the results rolled in from across the country. Will Connolly, the teenager who infamously egged Fraser Anning, was tonight a guest at what was supposed to be Labor's victory party Mr Connolly became a celebrated cult figure after he egged the controversial senator in the wake of the Christchurch massacre in March. He was reacting to Mr Anning's comments that Muslim immigration was in part to blame for the mass shooting. Mr Connolly, who received an official caution for the egging, was celebrated for his actions with a mural in a Melbourne laneway. The ABC's election guru, Antony Green, says he cannot see a path to victory for Mr Shorten's party. Opinion polls and betting markets failed to predict a Coalition victory. While the shock loss of Charlie Whiting on Thursday cast an enormous shadow over those present at the Albert Park circuit, on Friday business continued exactly as he would have wanted - with track action underway and an intriguing pair of practice sessions taking place. Mercedes turned an apparently questionable pre-season into two sessions topped. But is it the de facto pacesetter? There was also a scare for the new Red Bull-Honda relationship, Toro Rosso's Alex Albon started his F1 career in messy fashion and the Williams team ended up even further off the pace than expected. Compiled by our team of dedicated reporters on the ground in Melbourne, here are the 10 things learned from the opening round of the Formula 1 season so far. Will Connolly, known simply as Egg Boy, appeared at Labor HQ in Melbourne tonight as… we… uh, wait for the inevitable. RELATED CONTENT Swipe to close Connolly went globally viral after he smashed an egg on the head of Fraser Anning, following the senator's response to the murder of 51 people in the Christchurch terror attacks. In the days following, his Instagram follower count rose to over 500,000 people, he was offered lifetime tickets to the Rolling Loud and The Mountain Goats festivals, and The Living End and The Amity Affliction offered the lad free passes too. The footage of said egging also inspired remixes, memes, shirts, and murals. According to journos on ground, the media weren't allowed to speak to Connolly but that didn't stop the countless snaps. So Egg Boy is at the Labor election party #AusVotes2019 Unfortunately media aren't allowed to speak with him. pic.twitter.com/Rj7dXWc4nO — Charis Chang (@CharisChang2) May 18, 2019 Since his rise to internet fame, Connolly has just simply gotten on with life. He recently sat down with Homie – a nonprofit streetwear organisation dedicated to tackling youth homelessness – and spread some Easter cheer. READ MORE The 2019 Federal Election Has Been Called For The Coalition