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Posted on 21 Dec 2017

18 Of The Most WTF Moments In Aussie Politics This Year

But I ain't spending any time on it.

1. Bob Katter and his dramatic mood change.

In case you missed it, here's Bob Katter's alternative view on the #samesexmarriage debate. Thanks for watching.… https://t.co/0WH9K4gApH

2. And pretty much every other crazy speech he gave.

"We can't get the heteros to marry, you've got absolutely no hope of getting that other mob to marry." Bob Katter'… https://t.co/3vitkRtvzb

3. Everything to do with the postal survey on same-sex marriage.

Oh. My. God. They actually whipped out the seatbelt analogy. Received in letter boxes of Victoria this morning. Act… https://t.co/JbnPJUbuGW

4. When Malcs was called Prime Minister Trumble by Sean Spicer.

Excuse me everyone, please enjoy White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer TWICE saying "Prime Minister TRUMBLE"

5. When Pauline Hanson gave a speech in which she suggested children of same-sex couples would call their parents by their first names.

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6. And when she walked into the senate wearing a burqa.

Here's the video of Pauline Hanson wearing a burqa in the Senate. The reaction of the Liberal senators was mouth op… https://t.co/mlAkteM2DS

7. The whole dual citizenship saga.

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8. Because who could forget the day Barnaby Joyce was confirmed as a New Zealand citizen?

[HIGH COURT JUDGE places one jar of Vegemite and one jar of Marmite on the table] [BARNABY JOYCE starts sweating profusely.]

9. And we can't not include Amber Heard's zinger.

To comfort Mr. Joyce in his hour need, I have sent him a box of New Zealand's finest kiwi fruit (assuming this pass… https://t.co/7n4qmTLlnY

10. Oh, and let's not forget when Malcolm Roberts just chose to believe he was never British.

STATEMENT ON CITIZENSHIP I am a citizen only of Australia and therefore eligible to hold the position as Senator i… https://t.co/asriVKipWB

11. As well as Matt Canavan blaming his mum for making him Italian.

Things Matt Canavan's Mum signed him up for in 2005 1. Swimming 2. Lil Joey's Soccer 3. Aunt Bella's Piano Lessons 4. Italian Citizenship

12. Just everything Clive Palmer tweeted throughout the year.

13. Labor's "put Australians first" ad, which was very, very... white.

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14. When Agro popped up in a One Nation hat.

Agro supports One Nation? Huge if true.

15. When a NSW court ruled that a sign calling Tony Abbott a "c*nt" was not offensive under Australian law.

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In 2015 well-known Sydney character Danny Lim wore a sign which called Abbott a "c∀nt". In 2017 Lim's conviction and penalty were overturned when Judge Andrew Scotting found the word was not necessarily offensive, as Australians used the term more than people in other English-speaking countries.

16. When these politicians decided to dance to Daft Punk.

Hands down the highlight of the election so far. I give you Daft Punk. One More Time. The WA Liberal version.

17. When Jacquie Lambie admitted this tidbit.

.@JacquiLambie says she went to a sex shop with staff to buy Xmas trinkets and doesn't see anything wrong with that… https://t.co/mf52mEMV87

18. And finally, when the PM was asked to name his favourite AC/DC song and he named a song... not by AC/DC.

Instead, he mentioned Mental As Anything's "If You Leave Me Can I Come Too".

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