A small group of protesters have briefly interrupted a Sydney business function attended by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
About a dozen young protesters carrying a Socialist Alliance banner and signs with anti-Abbott slogans burst into the function centre of the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth on Friday.
The prime minister had just finished his address to a business lunch hosted by the Australian Industry Group.
The mostly corporate crowd drowned out the protesters' shouts with a long applause.
After shouting "No cuts, no fees, no corporate universities" a few times, the protesters were removed from the hotel without incident.