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PM pub abuser on attempted murder charge

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Nicholas Gordon faced court in Brisbane on Monday.
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A man fined for abusing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a Brisbane pub is behind bars after being charged with attempted murder.

Nicholas John Gordon, 26, was taken into custody on Sunday after allegedly attacking a woman whom he knew.

She suffered significant facial injuries and cuts to her hands in the incident at a Carina Heights home.

Gordon didn’t apply for bail when he appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court briefly on Monday.

He made national headlines last month after hurling abuse at Mr Turnbull during a “politics in the pub” event at Carindale.

He was later fined $756 over the incident. Former ALP senator Sam Dastayari set up a web page asking for donations to “buy him a beer”.

It has so far received $1079, more than enough to pay the fine.

Gordon is not required to appear when his matter returns to court on June 2.