La Fiesta Barilaro: What’s the Scam?

by | Jul 15, 2021 | What's the scam?

A alleged member of the family of Deputy Premier John Barilaro has been allegedly fined by the NSW Police for allegedly breaching lockdown in NSW and ACT. What’s the alleged scam?

The scam is that Michael West Media has declined to identify the persons allegedly involved for fear of reprisals from the Fixated Persons Unit and the possibility that the alleged FPU officers might trip over a dog and knock somebody’s mother over while in the process of arresting us for stalking, other predatory behaviour, or for not being a member of the press gallery or the Liberal and National Parties, or for just being alive.

Or even more serious is the prospect of a legal assault from John Barilaro’s alleged $20,000 a day barrister Sue Chrysanthou and John’s allegedly over-enthusiastic defamation solicitors from O’Brien Legal.

NSW Police have confirmed the NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro’s daughter breached the Covid lockdown by travelling from her home in Queanbeyan to Sydney to Canberra last Friday, July 9.

Forza Italia!

A NSW Police Force spokesperson said:

“Officers from Monaro Police District have issued a Penalty Infringement Notice (PIN) for failing to comply with direction under the Public Health Act after an alleged breach by a 20-year-old woman.

“It’s alleged the woman travelled from regional NSW to Sydney then to the ACT, before returning to her home in regional NSW last Friday (9 July 2021).

 “She was very helpful and apologetic with police. She has since been issued with the $1000 PIN.”

She received the smallest possible penalty for breaching public health orders. The maximum penalty is “imprisonment for 6 months and/or a penalty of up to $11,000.

According to NSW Health, on the spot fines can also be issued:

  • $4,000 for a breach of clause 6 of the Public Health (COVID-19 Border Control) Order 2020 – failing to provide or falsifying information to an enforcement officer
  • $5000 for a breach of the Public Health (COVID-19 Spitting and Coughing) Order (No 2) 2020
  • $1,000 in other cases.

It appears the NSW Police have considered the Barilaro breach an ‘other case’.

Il Gruppo della fiesta

Photos that tagged the alleged person on Instagram show the person allegedly out and about three days later on July 12 at a viewing party for the Italy vs England European Cup final.

Her father John is allegedly no stranger to allegedly potentially breaching Covid rules himself.

Last year, the Deputy Premier and alleged leader of the National Party came under fire for allegedly travelling from his Rushcutters Bay apartment in Sydney to his allegedly luxurious 300-acre Dungowan Estate in rural NSW despite alleged stay-at-home orders.

The ACT police force, NSW police force and John Barilaro himself have all refused to comment on whether or not John Barilaro or an associate was in contact with the police regarding the matter.

Additional reporting by Michael West, allegedly.



Callum Foote is a journalist and Revolving Doors editor for Michael West Media. He has studied the impact of undue corporate influence over Australian policy decisions and the impact this has on popular interests.

Michael West established to focus on journalism of high public interest, particularly the rising power of corporations over democracy. Formerly a journalist and editor at Fairfax newspapers and a columnist at News Corp, West was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney’s School of Social and Political Sciences.

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