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Do You Know What's Been Happening In Politics During The Holidays?

Put down the beer because it's an election year.

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  1. Former prime minister Tony Abbott issued an adorable family photo on Christmas Eve. What are the names of his three daughters?

    Tony Abbott/Facebook
    Margie, Louise, Frances
    Lucy, Frances, Bridget
    Louise, Frances, Bridget
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Louise, Frances and Bridget!

    The final people in the photo are Margie, Tony's wife and the family dog, Maisie.

    It's Louise, Frances and Bridget!
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  2. In a holiday interview with Fairfax Media, the Education minister said the government would not fund the final two years of Gonski, costing the states billions in projected education funding. Who is the new education minister?

    Mick Tskias/AAP
    Senator Mitch Fifield
    Senator Simon Birmingham
    Senator Michaelia Cash
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Simon Birmingham!

    That's right the South Australian senator is making a name for himself in the crucial portfolio by pissing off the states.

    It's Simon Birmingham!
  3. A few days later Cities minister Jamie Briggs resigned after kissing the neck or cheek of a female public servant late at night at a Hong Kong bar. What was the name of the bar?

    Lukas Coch/AAP
    Stormies
    Club 71
    MO Bar
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Stormies!

    Briggs attended the Hong Kong bar with his chief of staff and the 26-year-old female public servant.

    Stormies!
  4. A blurred image of the public servant and Briggs' Chief of Staff was leaked to The Australian just days later. What is the name of Briggs' Chief of Staff?

    theaustralian.com.au
    Stuart Eaton
    Stuart Seaton
    Stuart Sleaton
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Stuart Eaton!

    The prime minister Malcolm Turnbull was reportedly furious when the photo of the harassed public servant and Mr Eaton appeared in the newspaper.

    It's Stuart Eaton!
  5. Immigration minister Peter Dutton found himself in hot water when he accidentally mis-texted News Corp journalist Samantha Maiden, calling her a "mad fucking witch". What word completes the headline?

    Supplied
    FFS
    MESS
    OMG
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's MESS!

    Peter Dutton outed himself and immediately apologised.

    It's MESS!
  6. The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption was released the day before New Year's Eve. How many union figures and companies were referred to authorities?

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    Zero
    45
    132
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    45!

    But opposition leader Bill Shorten was NOT one of them.

    45!
  7. One of the union officials who was referred to authorities is a sitting MP. Who was it?

    David Crosling/AAP
    John Setka
    Daniel Andrews
    Cesar Melham
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Cesar Melham!

    The Victorian Labor MP brushed off the allegations telling reporters, "I'm not going anywhere."

    It's Cesar Melham!
  8. Liberal democrat senator David Leyonhjelm called a Twitter troll a very rude word. What was it?

    Twitter: @DavidLeyonhjelm
    Slut
    Cunt
    Bitch
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Cunt!

    Yep he really did.

    Cunt!
  9. The government's "no jab no play" reforms came into effect on January 1. Last year Scott Morrison was captured here selling the policy. What is the children's dance he is performing?

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    The Kangaroo Hop
    The Wombat Wobble
    The Dingo Dance
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Wombat Wobble!

    And doesn't he look great!

    The Wombat Wobble! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
  10. Finally, New Year's day also saw the cost of a standard postage stamp increased. How much does it now cost?

    Sam Mooy/AAP
    70c
    80c
    $1
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    $1

    OOOOOOOMG.

    $1

Do You Know What's Been Happening In Politics During The Holidays?

You got weird backbencher Andrew Laming.

You spent your whole holidays trashed, in and out of the backyard swimming pool. But who cares because you're the life of the party and who cares about politics when you look this good.

You got weird backbencher Andrew Laming.
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You got sensible Kevin Rudd.

You opened up your Facebook feed a few times over the Chrissy holidays to check in on Canberra. But like former PM Rudd you got a bit cocky and didn't have all the answers for the country.

You got sensible Kevin Rudd.
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You got deadset legend Bob Hawke

It literally doesn't matter how many lotions you consume because you're still on top of the situation. Get ready for a great year Hawkey.

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Mark Di Stefano is a political editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.

Contact Mark Di Stefano at mark.distefano@buzzfeed.com.

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