Former AFL great and Brownlow Medallist Tony Liberatore will have to make a $1000 charitable donation after assaulting an election worker who tried to stop him voting after a polling booth closed.
Liberatore was granted diversion for his assault of the worker, allowing him to avoid a criminal record.
The 57-year-old was given permission to appear in Broadmeadows Magistrates Court by video link on Tuesday, a day after undergoing ankle surgery.
In November last year Liberatore lined up to vote at an early voting centre in Moonee Ponds.
Shortly before Liberatore’s arrival an election worker had stood at the end of the queue to stop people who arrived after 6pm from joining and voting that day.
Another worker switched places with her while she dealt with an issue inside, and when she returned she noticed Liberatore had still joined the back of the line.
The woman placed her arm out and told…