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12 Politicians Administering The Sniff Test


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Treasurer Joe Hockey has declared that speaker Bronwyn Bishop's $5000 tax ride doesn't pass "the sniff test," which, apparently, is an actual thing in Canberra.

1. When you sniff public transport.

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2. When you sniff a slightly dodgy travel claim and you just have to say something.

3. When it's been a long campaign but you sniff victory.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott meets the Whittaker family during his visit to Bickford's factory

4. When you sniff your mortal enemy.

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5. *Sniffffff*

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6. When you sniff some great Australian livestock.

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7. When you sniff betrayal in the air.

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8. When you smelt it but you didn't dealt it.

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9. When you sniff a sweet deal.

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10. When you just have to sniff the hand of the speaker.


11. When you think you sniff a surplus but you trippin'.

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12. When you sniff your tertiary education reform slipping away.

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Rob Stott is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.

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