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Just 57 Hilarious Australian Politics Vines

R.I.P. Vine. Thanks for all the memories.

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1. Tasmanian MP Andrew Wilkie accidentally dropping the c-bomb on live TV.

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2. This Aussie legend yelling, "You're all a bunch of wankers" at then prime minister Tony Abbott.

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3. Bill Heffernan's "Fuck, that's risky shit" moment.

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4. This totally-not-edited version of Julie Bishop's infamous death stare.

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5. And her love of emojis come to life.

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6. Who could forget Abbott munching into an onion, skin and all?

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7. And then doubling down and munching on a spring onion a few months later.

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8. That time Peter Dutton and Abbott were caught joking about climate change, before Scott Morrison pointed out the boom mic overhead.

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9. And the incredible laughs they had about the gaffe during the ministerial swearing in.

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10. Glenn Lazarus threatening to use "the Hopoate tactics" (that means sticking your finger in someone's bum) over coal seam gas mining.

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11. This remix of Barnaby Joyce screaming "CAAAARP" in the House of Representatives.

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12. This perfect #LibSpill vine. Bye Tony.

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13. Bill Shorten's #zinger about Bronwyn Bishop's inglorious downfall, caused by a chopper ride.

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14. And Clive Palmer's eccentric farewell to Bishop.

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15. Penny Wong's facial expressions as she debates Cory Bernardi on marriage equality.

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16. Doug Cameron putting Monty Python's famous words "I fart in your general direction" into Hansard.

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17. Greens senator Peter Whish-Wilson calling George Brandis "full of shit".

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18. The vine that brought us the Shorten shuffle.

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19. Flag enthusiast Malcolm.

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20. Tony Abbott "grooming" Scott Morrison at this press conference.

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21. Cory Bernardi roundly failing to say "homophobe mode".

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22. Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison walking to the car... to the Friends theme song.

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23. Perhaps the greatest Australian political vine OF ALL TIME: Bill Shorten asking a voter "What's your favourite type of lettuce?"

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24. And his subsequent refusal to pick out his own favourite type.

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25. This Scott Ludlam fan vine.

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26. When Sam Dastyari decided to recite the lyrics of Taylor Swift's Blank Space.

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27. Shorten saying to Cory Bernardi: "At least I'm not a homophobe, mate".

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28. Tony Abbott standing by himself on a pier during the election campaign.

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29. Tanya Plibersek getting totally snubbed by the Governer General.

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30. This comparison between the Greens election night party and Labor's.

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31. This ICE COLD vine of Penny Wong and Joe Hockey crossing paths.

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32. Kim being all of us when she couldn't name the current prime minister.

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33. Malcolm Turnbull getting invited to the White House and not quite being able to believe his luck.

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34. When Tony Abbott made a joke about "wet dreams"...

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35. And only one person laughed.

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36. Senators giggling like teenagers when someone asked an expert how to get semen out of a bee.

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37. And the laughter didn't stop when they found out the answer.

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38. This vine of ~agile~ former assistant minister for innovation Wyatt Roy riding a hoverboard in parliament... and it didn't explode.

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39. John Madigan changing our lives forever by describing submarines as the "spaceships of the ocean" šŸš€šŸŒŠ.

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40. When the Senate debated whether they should use the word "bums" or "bottoms".

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41. And Qld senator James McGrath declared that "he prefers bottoms".

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42. The most Tony Abbott vine of all time ā€“ karaoke in a colsi (collared singlet).

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43. Pin this vine of Jenny Macklin asking who the prime minister is. Given Australia's track record you'll probably need it again soon.

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44. A very 2015 vine ā€“ The Killing Season, "Hotline Bling" and jokes about the iPhone 6s.

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45. Pauline Hanson talking about Australia being "swamped" in 1996 v 2016.

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46. LNP politician Michelle Landry talking about "young people off their face on pot".

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47. That time Christopher Pyne told David Speers "Iā€™m a fixer".

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48. Barnaby Joyce's reaction to Johnny Depp saying he looks "inbred with a tomato".

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49. Malcolm Turnbull ripping his election slogan from Veep.

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50. Then doubling down and quoting Frank Underwood from House of Cards.

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51. Scott Morrison's testy pop in question time.

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52. This memorable vine of Philip Ruddock discovering snapchat.

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53. This vine of Bruce Bilson SEAMLESSLY weaving the roar of a plane into his press conference about small business.

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54. Stephen Conroy mocking Greens leader Richard di Natale's GQ photoshoot...

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55. And his choice not to wear socks.

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56. When Greg Combet said what everyone was thinking: "Fuck this".

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57. Thanks for all the memories, Vine, you will be sorely missed.

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Lane Sainty is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney, Australia.

Contact Lane Sainty at lane.sainty@buzzfeed.com.

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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