Qld police investigating Twitter boasts about border cross
Queensland Police are investigating Christian lobbyist Lyle Shelton after he took to social media to brag about allegedly pulling off a “sneaky run” into Queensland, taking a dig at border police in the process.
The anti-same sex marriage campaigner tweeted four pictures of himself at a Queensland beach on Sunday, writing “sneaky run across the border and back. Avoided the CCP virus police.”
Social media users immediately hit back, some asking if he had just admitted to breaking the law.
Queensland Police also replied to the tweet, writing “we are aware of this tweet and are making further enquiries.”
The former managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby spearheaded the “No” campaign ahead of the marriage equality referendum, and most recently has worked for Oodgeroo MP Mark Robinson.
Under current Queensland Health guidelines, anyone entering the Sunshine State from NSW must complete a border declaration pass to prove they have not been in Greater Sydney in the past 14 days.
Since Queensland closed its borders to the COVID-19 hotspot on December 21, a number of infringement notices have been handed out, including to five Sydney residents who allegedly lied their way into the state.
They were discovered in a Gold Coast holiday unit and marched to mandatory hotel quarantine.