Jane Garrett attacked outside Carlton pub
Victorian MP Jane Garrett has been attacked outside a Carlton pub in an incident she has described as ‘terrifying’.
The former emergency services minister was assaulted on Drummond Street, near the intersection of Elgin Street, just after 4pm on Monday.
A 52-year-old woman was arrested and interviewed over the incident.
She’s alleged to have tried to grab Ms Garrett’s hair and push her through a glass window.
Ms Garrett suffered minor injuries.
There’s no suggestion the incident has anything to do with her role in the state’s firefighter dispute, which saw Ms Garrett quit as emergency services minister.
Neil Mitchell said he wouldn’t be shocked if she was considering her political future.
‘If there’s any sort of politics behind it, it’s ugly,’ Neil Mitchell said on Tuesday.
‘I reckon Jane Garrett would be considering her future in politics after the past few months.
‘Personally, I hope she stays around – this won’t help – but I hope she stays.
‘I think she’s a breath of fresh air and I think we need politicians like Jane Garrett.
‘But she might be tempted to put herself and her family first.’
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