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The Prime Minister's First Ever Job Was To Sell Bananas

There's always money in the banana stand.

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has revealed that his first job as a young man was selling bananas at the Sydney City Markets.

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Mr Turnbull told Spirit Radio in WA that he enjoyed being a banana labourer because he "got a lot of upper body exercise lifting cases of bananas on and off trucks".

"First job? Well... my first proper job was working as a labourer for a banana merchant in the Sydney City Markets in the days when they were right in the centre of the city," he said."That was quite, that was good. I was very keen on being fit so I got a lot of upper body exercise lifting cases of bananas on and off trucks."
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"First job? Well... my first proper job was working as a labourer for a banana merchant in the Sydney City Markets in the days when they were right in the centre of the city," he said.

"That was quite, that was good. I was very keen on being fit so I got a lot of upper body exercise lifting cases of bananas on and off trucks."

And everyone is making the same Arrested Development joke, suggesting tips for the upcoming budget.

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Not to be outdone, there were also comparisons to former PM Paul Keating's famous warning about "banana republic".

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how long before Keating calls him a banana republican https://t.co/OC02rgeYoS

How much could a banana cost? $10? https://t.co/eZzu9B1NEn

Under Keating, we had the recession Australia had to have. Under Turnbull, we're becoming the banana republic Keating warned about. #auspol

Alice Workman is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Canberra.

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