Attorney-General defies safety laws

May 3, 2013 by J-Wire Staff
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Federal police were called to meet a Qantas flight landing in Brisbane last week…requested to to do when a passenger continued reading his emails as the plane prepared for take-off from Sydney.

The Australian has reported that Mark Dreyfus, the Federal Labor member for Isaacs and the nation’s Attorney-General  was “determined to read his e-mails”. He has since apologised to a passenger who complained and to airport security.

Mark Dreyfus

Mark Dreyfus

A spokesperson for the Australian Federal Police told J-Wire: “The AFP has been advised of an alleged incident on board a flight from Sydney to Brisbane on 23 April 2013. The incident involved a passenger allegedly failing to comply with the directions of crew.
The AFP responded to a request for assistance from the airline when the flight landed at Brisbane Airport. On arrival the airline advised no assistance was required. No matter has been referred to the AFP for investigation. It would not be appropriate to comment further.”

A spokesperon for Mark Dreyfus added:

·         The Attorney-General was on board a Qantas flight last week and was checking his emails during take-off.

·         He was reminded by a passenger and a flight attendant to turn his phone off and he complied with this request.

·         The flight attendant informed the captain of this occurrence.

·         The Attorney-General was met on arrival by an airport security manager who reminded him of the rules.

·         The Attorney-General regrets the incident and apologised to the passenger and to the airport security manager.


2 Responses to “Attorney-General defies safety laws”
  1. Henry says:

    Hopefully after September he’ll be paying for his own airfare!

  2. Peter says:

    What a poor show. That is what arrogance leads to. Dreyfus should enjoy his one rule for him, another rule for everyone else in the little time remaining for him as part of a Government that is on its way out anyway.

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