1.Let's start with independent senator Jacqui Lambie who appeared in an Australia Day video saying people don't take the "Oath of Allegiance" anymore... but she read the wrong oath, instead citing the "Citizen's Pledge".
2.Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull had a long year, but remember the time he gently caressed a pet rat named Splinter in a shopping centre?
3.You do? Good. Well, you may have missed the fact Labor's Tanya Plibersek was then given a rat by The Chaser. Plibersek adopted the rat, taking it home to her kids.
If that wasn't bizarre enough, Plibersek then ran into the same dude with the fucking rat!
4.Immigration minister Peter Dutton had an unreal year. Like that time he accidentally sent a text message to a female journalist calling her a "mad fucking witch". Good times.
14.There was that bizarre "Budgie Nine" story about a bunch of blokes who got arrested for stripping down to speedos at the Malaysian Grand Prix, chanting, "Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi" and drinking beers from shoes.