Mark McGowan’s Rockingham office staff subjected to rape threats from antivaxxers

WA Premier Mark McGowan’s electoral office has been closed due to ongoing security risks.

In a doorstop interview on Wednesday, McGowan revealed that his Rockingham office had been the target of death threats and bomb threats ever since the state government announced mandatory vaccination for much of the state’s workforce.

A week after an armoured tank rolled up outside his electoral office, McGowan has confirmed that his staffers had even been subjected to rape threats.

McGowan said the office was constantly receiving threatening and intimidating messages, calling the attacks “disgusting” and “disgraceful.”

“There’s been death threats, there’s been threats to rape my staff, there’s been people trying to bomb my office, someone tried to turn up with an armoured car with a machine gun on the top,” he said.

The WA Premier had two words for those responsible: “Just stop.”

In parliament on Tuesday, McGowan labelled some anti-vaxxers as “deranged.”

“What we’ve seen both in WA and in Victoria has been deranged and crazy, some of the behaviours are deranged, they’re lunatic, they’re crazy behaviours,” he said.

“This is not the Australian way.

“We need to join together at this time of trouble and strife.

“My advice to everyone is to please go and get vaccinated.”