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    This Is What Happens When You Accidentally Email The Entire Parliament

    Always. Bcc.

    A government senator's staffer sent an awkward email on Thursday night, alerting people to an ex-MP's sale of a Canberra unit. One problem: she didn't Bcc the senders.

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    So of course, because it's 2016, people started to reply to the email with a reply-all. Before too long, every MP and staffer in the parliament was on an email chain.

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    There were some good jokes, like this one from a Green staffer referring to the current Chinese political donations mess surrounding senator Sam Dastyari.

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    Mostly, it was just well meaning people asking for the emails to stop.

    RIP parliamentary email system, death by reply-all.

    Mark Di Stefano is a media and politics correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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

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