A Woman Interrupted Malcolm Turnbull's Press Conference To Berate Him Over Free Trade

09/03/2016 1:40 PM AEDT | Updated 09/03/2016 2:10 PM AEDT
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is in Whyalla, South Australia. He's visiting industry including the local steelworks, but the biggest story from his trip will be Raylene, a local woman who interrupted the PM's press conference while out on a walk with her dog.

The woman, who identified herself to reporters as Raylene Mullins, walked right into the middle of a big swarm of media to tell off Turnbull over free trade policy.

"Nothing will help Australia if there's another World War because we wouldn't be able to exist," she told Turnbull.

Later, she told reporters that she was out walking with her dog when she happened upon the press conference in a local park.

"I didn't know he was going to be here, and I thought hang on a minute, there's something happening if the ABC [television] van is here," she said.

"I thought, right, I'm going to have my say."

After bailing up the PM, Raylene held her own press conference. Turnbull, to his credit, didn't return the favour by interrupting her moment in the media spotlight.

It continues a proud recent Australian tradition of embarrassing our leaders during press conferences. Former PM Tony Abbott had a few of his own, including this immortal line shouted from a moving car:

And the old man in a hardware store:

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