Just 27 Women Waiting Patiently For Men To Stop Talking In 2016

    There’s never been a more exciting time…

    1. Foreign minister and deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop has perfected waiting for her turn to speak.

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    2. Will he be done soon?

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    3. Marise Payne is Australia’s first female defence minister.

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    4. One day, it will be Marise’s turn to speak.

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    5. Women can wait with their glasses on.

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    6. Or off.

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    7. Here's a classic "put the women in close so on TV you can't see how few women we have but don't let them speak" move.

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    8. As the only female head of government, Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was literally out of focus at the COAG sausage fest.

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    9. One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has been waiting 20 years to have her voice heard.

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    10. Anne Aly is the first Muslim woman elected to parliament. She don't got time for your shit.

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    11. *epic eye roll*

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    12. Can't. Hold. Back. Eye roll.

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    13. Employment minister Michaelia Cash is still listening, she's just resting her eyes.

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    14. Listening and awake and definitely not staring at a tiny bit of food on his face.

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    15. This press conference is really great, but assistant treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer just needs to take a break for a second to look at… anything else.

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    Turnbull: Do you understand what I mean?

    O'Dwyer: I definitely understand.

    Morrison: Because it's really complicated.

    O'Dwyer: I get it.

    Turnbull: Let me explain again.

    16. He's talking about his 100 Positive Policies AGAIN.

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    17. *raises eyebrow*

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    18. Liberal backbencher Sarah Henderson has perfected "really happy to be here" face.

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    19. Terri Butler and Clare O'Neil have zero time for mansplaining.

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    20. NO. REALLY? GO ON.

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    21. *sigh*

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    22. “Did he say agile again? Malcolm, stop trying to make agile happen. It’s not going to happen.”

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    23. "Agile? No, I’ve never heard that from you before, Malcolm."

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    24. Katy Gallagher keeps waiting, but it’s not going to make him more interesting.

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    25. “But enough about me, how do you think I’m doing, Sussan?”

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    26. Penny Wong is so done.

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    27. Same.

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

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

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