By Eliza Mcphee For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 04:22 BST, 29 September 2020 | Updated: 04:22 BST, 29 September 2020
Peter Helliar has been branded 'un-Australian' by his fellow panellist Steve Price on The Project amid a heated debate about Melbourne's strict lockdown rules.
The commentators on Monday night were discussing if it was fair that Victorians can now be fined $5,000 for having more than five people gather for a barbecue.
Price asked the panelists whether they would dob in their neighbours to police if they spotted them breaching COVID-19 restrictions, to which Helliar immediately said he would.
'Ten parties (in Melbourne) over the weekend; one of them had 40 people. Now, 40's obviously over the top, but would you dob in someone who had half a dozen people over at their house for a barbecue?' Price said.
'I wouldn't think twice about it,' Helliar responded.
The pair then argued about the subject while co-hosts Carrie Bickmore and Waleed Aly tried to lighten the conversation.
'Really? You're a dobber? You're a dobber. It's unAustralian, Peter,' Price said.
'Mate, I don't care. That's bulls**t,' Helliar hit back.
'You can say it again if you want – I'll say the same thing.
Steve Price labelled fellow The Project panellist Peter Helliar as 'un-Australian' when he said he'd dob in neighbours if he saw them breaching coronavirus restrictions
Helliar said he 'didn't care' what Price called him and said people thinking it was ok to break