Is the pooh-poohing of Aussie toilet paper hoarders justified?

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A customer stocks up. Photo: Chan Kwok Kei

Australia’s toilet paper stocks are being wiped out by people stockpiling ahead of feared widespread COVID-19 outbreaks.

This has led to more than a few cheeky comments, with the hoarders being the butt of the jokes given the inference that they believe toilet paper is a higher priority than foodstuffs in the event of a pandemic.