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There Was A Ridiculous Number Of Australian Flags At Tony Abbott's Security Speech

Put your flags out.

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Mr Abbott delivered a report into Australia's counter-terrorism structure and said the system needed to be overhauled. He changed the location of the speech at the last minute, to the Australian Federal Police Headquarters.

But it was the Aussie flags taking centre stage.

Abbott behind the curtains listening to his pump-up pre speech jam: How’s it looking out there? Peta: Your flags are trending. Abbott: gulp

Alex Lee@alex_c_leeFollow

Abbott behind the curtains listening to his pump-up pre speech jam: How’s it looking out there?

Peta: Your flags are trending.

Abbott: gulp

11:00 AM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

When everything the PM does becomes a snarky hashtag before he's even appeared at the presser, you just know he's done for. #SixFlags

Axel Bruns@snurb_dot_infoFollow

When everything the PM does becomes a snarky hashtag before he's even appeared at the presser, you just know he's done for. #SixFlags

10:58 AM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Tony Abbott is Lord Of The Flags. #SixFlags

Major Tom@cyenne40Follow

Tony Abbott is Lord Of The Flags.

#SixFlags

11:09 AM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

*Flag 1 unfurls like a cocoon* *Abbott emerges in insectoid form* “Welcome… The cabinet” *other flags slowly unfurl*

Dan Hall@danieljohnhallFollow

*Flag 1 unfurls like a cocoon*

*Abbott emerges in insectoid form*

“Welcome… The cabinet”

*other flags slowly unfurl*

11:38 AM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Others set to work with some slick MS Paint skills.

Photoshop master Reid Parker gave Mr Abbott an updated make-up job.

Great press conference by the PM this morning. I think he missed an opportunity though. #auspol

Reid Parker@ReidParker_Follow

Great press conference by the PM this morning. I think he missed an opportunity though.

#auspol

11:53 AM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

is there any chance we could just appoint one of the flags attorney general?

Scott Ludlam@SenatorLudlamFollow

is there any chance we could just appoint one of the flags attorney general?

11:05 AM - 23 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite