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32 Photos Of Australia’s Prime Minister Not Touching Things In 2016

Don't stand so close to me.

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1. Not touching this lectern (who knows where it's been).

Stefan Postles / Getty Images

2. Not touching revenue and financial services minister Kelly O'Dwyer's baby.

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3. Not touching anything. *Need to concentrate on walking down these steps.*

Mick Tsikas / AAPIMAGE

4. Not touching the robotics.

Ryan Pierse / Getty Images

5. Not touching this building.

Scott Gelston / AAPIMAGE

6. Not touching this Peru construction site.

7. Not touching NYC.

8. Not touching that ferry ticket gate.

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9. Not touching anything at Sydney's dirty Central station.

Mick Tsikas / AAPIMAGE

10. Or Melbourne's Chapel Street.

11. Not touching young people.

Lukas Coch / AAPIMAGE

12. Even young Liberals.

Ryan Pierse / Getty Images

13. Not touching these politicians.

Mick Tsikas / AAPIMAGE

14. Or Bill Shorten.

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Tbh, neither would Bill.

15. Gaah.

David Moir / AAPIMAGE

16. Not touching that yum cha.

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17. Not touching the beer.

Michael Dodge / Getty Images

18. Not touching any jokes about "jobs and growth".

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19. Not touching that football. Eww.

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20. Not touching this architectural model of a tiny town.

Stefan Postles / Getty Images

21. Definitely not touching this map.

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22. Or this map.

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23. Not touching the French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

David Mariuz / AAPIMAGE

24. Not touching Chinese president Xi Jinping.

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25. Not touching the shiny medals on the Chinese soliders... even though he really wants to.

Lintao Zhang / Getty Images

26. Not touching the science or the scientist.

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27. Not touching that dummy.

28. Not touching the cattle.

Tracey Nearmy / AAPIMAGE

29. Not touching the Young Australians of the Year.

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30. Or anyone for that matter.

Jason South / AAPIMAGE

31. No-one.

Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

32. Nope.

Mick Tsikas / AAPIMAGE

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

Contact Alice Workman at alice.workman@buzzfeed.com.

Anna Mendoza is a photo editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

Contact Anna Mendoza at anna.mendoza@buzzfeed.com.

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