STAR-STRUCK: Passers by rubbed shoulders with the prime ministerial puppets of Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott.
STAR-STRUCK: Passers by rubbed shoulders with the prime ministerial puppets of Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott. Claudia Jambor

Pollie puppet alter egos in Coffs Harbour

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull and former PM Tony Abbott were running amok in Coffs Harbour's Harbour Dr earlier this morning.

Or at least their puppet alter egos were.

On-lookers watched on as the 3m tall puppets of Tony Abbott, complete with exaggerated ears wearing a holy white tunic, and a dapper-looking Malcolm Turnbull danced around the Harbour Dr markets.  

The pair were happy snapping selfies with curious by-standers as well as giving out high fives and sharing in a dance with local shoppers.

Behind the grey suited puppet of Malcolm Turnbull was Matthew Armstrong, a performance artist from Canberra.   

Claudia Jambor

Mr Armstrong was on his way back from Armidale visiting a friend and thought he'd take the puppets on the road trip with him to drum up some comedic discussion about Federal politics.

The prime ministerial puppets were created around the Federal Budget announcement in July, 2014.  



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