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Anthony Mundine faces court over Bunnings mask breach allegations: Covid-19 restrictions

Retired boxer Anthony Mundine has appeared in court more than allegations he breached community health orders by flouting mask policies at a Sydney components shop.

“The Man” was in July fined for allegedly coming into a Bunnings shop in southwestern Sydney with no putting on a mask and refusing to scan a QR code at the store’s entrance.

Mr Mundine claimed that he had an exemption to not don a mask and created a acquire prior to leaving.

Detectives hooked up to Campsie Police Space Command launched an investigation after they ended up called to the Bunnings Kingsgrove shop on July twenty.

Former rugby league player and experienced boxer Anthony Mundine was fined for allegedly coming into Bunnings with no a mask. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty VisualsResource: Getty Visuals

Officers then frequented a residence in South Hurstville exactly where they spoke to Mr Mundine and issued him a $a thousand good for breaking Covid policies.

He was billed with not complying with a recognized path and his issue was briefly talked about in Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday.

Mr Mundine did not look in court and his law firm John Giang appeared by way of videolink and was granted a six-week adjournment.

He also allegedly refused to scan a QR code at the store’s entrance. Photograph: NCA NewsWire / Gaye GerardResource: Information Corp Australia

No plea was entered on Mr Mundine’s behalf.

Mr Mundine was fined 3 times by law enforcement during July for allegedly breaching community health orders.

The significant-profile and outspoken previous athlete was initially slapped with a $a thousand good for allegedly traveling from Sydney to Ballina on July 9 during the citywide lockdown.

“Officers from Richmond Police District issued a forty six-12 months-old male with a $a thousand penalty infringement notice after inquiries unveiled he travelled from metropolitan Sydney to Ballina with no a fair justification on Wednesday, 7 July, 2021,” NSW Police said in a assertion at the time.

Anthony Mundine at a so-called freedom rally in July. Photograph: 9 InformationResource: Channel 9
Photographs of Anthony Mundine posted to social media during the freedom rally protest from lockdown ailments in July. Photograph: TwitterResource: Equipped

The same thirty day period Mr Mundine appeared at a Sydney anti-lockdown rally and was issued with a court attendance notice for allegedly breaching the community health buy.

Mr Mundine has been outspoken on social media about his anti-vaccination sights and has in the earlier posted back links to so-called “freedom” rallies.

“My people today really do not get conned in finding the shot,” he wrote on Facebook earlier this 12 months.

“Do your exploration it is a death wish.

“F–k the travel for now we combat that sh-t in court it is all concern mongering.”