Extinction Rebellion protests confront Scott Morrison at Liberal meeting in Hobart

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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.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured in Hobart on Saturday) held a press conference moments after protesters were moved on

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured in Hobart on Saturday) held a press conference moments after protesters were moved on

One woman (pictured) even glued her hand to a glass window during the climate change protest

One woman (pictured) even glued her hand to a glass window during the climate change protest 

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.  

Plans for 130 direct flights next year were unveiled by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday.

The first flight is likely to touch down in late January, with three flights a week expected for most of the year bar winter.

‘It’s a fantastic opportunity for Tasmania, a fantastic opportunity for Hobart,’ Premier Peter Gutwein said.

‘This is a unique opportunity to travel between two extraordinary island destinations and a terrific boost for local jobs.’

After reopening to NSW on Friday, Tasmania’s borders are now open to all jurisdictions bar Victoria.

The island state had been closed off to the rest of Australia since late March.

The prime minister praised Tasmania’s coronavirus management under Mr 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.

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

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

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