I Regret To Inform You Another Australian Politician Has Eaten A Raw Onion
It's because there's an election going on, I think.
This is government minister Matt Canavan. Now watch what he does with that raw onion.
Perhaps not the smartest move.
If you're wondering why on Earth someone would do such a thing, here's Canavan's colleague, former prime minister Tony Abbott, in 2015.
There's only one possible explanation for this totally normal behaviour: there must be an election campaign on.
As you should know by now, Australia's next federal election will be held on Saturday May 18 and those eligible to vote have until this Thursday to enrol or update their details. You can do so here.
Apart from the onion, here are some other campaign events you may have missed:
Home affairs minister Peter Dutton issued an apology after accusing his Labor opponent Ali France of "using her disability as an excuse" for not moving to the electorate of Dickson.
Prime minister Scott Morrison suffered a bit of miscommunication during his visit to the Sydney suburb of Strathfield.
That horse Winx won her final race at the weekend and the party leaders were very keen to let everyone know how much they cared. Here's Morrison at the race:
Here's Labor leader Bill Shorten watching the race on his phone on a bus.
And here's Morrison again on Monday using Winx and the AFL to make an analogy about Labor's tax plan.
Melissa Parke withdrew as Labor's candidate for the seat of Curtin over comments she made at a public meeting last month about the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Parke was reported to have claimed Israel's treatment of Palestinians was "worse than the South African system of apartheid" and said a pregnant woman at a checkpoint was made to drink a bottle of bleach.
In withdrawing from the contest, Parke said her views on the Middle East were well known but she did not want to be "a distraction from electing a Labor government".
Labor had been hoping to make an impact in the Western Australian seat of Curtin following the retirement of Liberal MP Julie Bishop.
The Liberals lost three candidates as the Section 44 nightmare claimed further victims.
Shorten announced Labor did not have an "Armageddon agenda" in response to a headline in The Australian newspaper.
Remember that fake GetUp character dreamt up by conservative group Advance Australia? Well this clip was tweeted and then deleted over the weekend.
On Monday Advance Australia's national director Gerard Benedet said the video had been posted "in error".
This happened. I don't know why.
Morrison and Shorten were both in Melbourne on Monday.
The prime minister was pledging extra funding for roads and Shorten promised more money for hospitals.
The main story of the morning was the latest Newspoll, which found One Nation's primary vote has dropped to 4%.