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Federal Election 2022: A member of Scott Morrison’s security team remains in hospital after an accident | border mail

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Scott Morrison said he “feared the worst” after the car crash involving members of his Tasmania security team on Thursday. Mr Morrison spoke to the two federal police officers involved in the crash which temporarily halted his federal election campaign. One officer was seriously injured and remains hospitalized, while another has been released from hospital. Two other members of Mr Morrison’s security team, who were from Tasmania Police, have already been released. The four police officers were rushed to Launceston General Hospital after their car collided with another vehicle outside Elizabeth Town, roughly halfway between Devonport and Launceston, on Thursday afternoon. Mr Morrison was not involved in the crash, which happened behind his vehicle. Campaign events scheduled for the rest of Thursday were canceled following the crash. The Prime Minister provided the update after attending a Good Friday service in Melbourne’s Chisholm constituency, which is held by Liberal Gladys Liu by a margin of just 0.5%. “It was a terrible accident,” Mr Morrison told reporters at the Syndal Baptist Church. “It’s a reminder that, you know, we have to be safe on our roads while we’re moving. “I want to thank everyone there at Launceston General Hospital. “I also wanted to thank all the first responders. The emergency services responded incredibly quickly yesterday, they arrived on the scene and I would also like to thank those who are on the scene, who helped our officers and who also went to support them at this time. “Luckily everyone is much better, but obviously it was a very concerning moment.” Labor leader Anthony Albanese Good Friday marks a pause in the federal election campaign, with both leaders putting politics aside to observe the Christian holiday. Mr Morrison, who is a Pentecostal Christian, said of his faith: “She informed me, she encouraged me, guided me throughout my life.” Labor leader Anthony Albanese attended a service at St Charbel’s Maronite Church in Sydney’s western suburb of Punchbowl this morning. The Labor leader met Father Superior Charbel Abboud and laid flowers on a coffin, which represents the resting place of Jesus. Flanked by Labor figures Tony Burke and Jason Clare, Mr Albanese listened to hymns and passages in Arabic and English. Across the aisle, also in the front row, were the Prime Minister’s wife, Jenny Morrison, and her two children. Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who regularly attends the Good Friday service at St Charbel’s Monastery, was seated a few seats across from the Morrison. The Good Friday break came at the end of a rocky start to the federal election campaign for both leaders as Mr Albanese tried to recover from an embarrassing Opening Day gaffe where he failed to called the unemployment rate or the cash rate. Mr Morrison faced his toughest day on Thursday after backing down from the Coalition’s commitment to establish a federal anti-corruption watchdog.

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