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Cotton On investigates employee Amber Holt over egging of Scott Morrison

Amber Paige Holt allegedly threw an egg at Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: AAP
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The woman who threw an egg at Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday is being investigated by her employer, Australian clothing company Cotton On.

Wodonga’s Amber Holt, 24, was wearing a Cotton On-branded lanyard as she hurled an egg at Mr Morrison’s head during a Country Women’s Association election morning tea at Albury Entertainment Centre.

She has been charged with common assault and possessing a prohibited drug after NSW Police allege they found cannabis in her pockets when she was searched after the incident.

Ms Holt told the media she threw the egg at Mr Morrison to protest human rights abuses, namely the Australian government’s treatment of refugees on Manus Island.

“I don’t want to give a report, no thank you,” she told the media after the incident.

“I’ve got to go to work. No comment.”

Cotton On Kids branding was recognisable on the lanyard that Holt wore around her neck on Tuesday.

The clothing company has confirmed it is investigating the incident.

“The Cotton On Group is disappointed to hear about yesterday’s incident involving one of our team members,” Cotton On said in a statement to The New Daily. 

“While individuals are entitled to hold their own opinions, we do not condone this behaviour and it does not align with our company values.”

Cotton On said the incident was a matter for NSW Police.

Amber Holt after Tuesday’s botched egging of the PM in Albury. Photo: AAP

Ms Holt has been bailed to appear in court in Albury on the assault and drug charges on May 27.

The egg lobbed by Ms Holt bounced off Mr Morrison’s head and hit the ground. No one was harmed in the egging, although a 70-year-old woman was knocked to the ground when the PM’s security officers tackled Ms Holt.

The incident in Albury follows an earlier egging of Senator Fraser Anning in Melbourne by teenager Will Connolly. He was wrestled to the ground by Senator Anning’s supporters.

Police opted not to charge anyone following that incident.

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