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17 Things Aussie Politicians Do That Normal People Would Never Get Away With

There’s never been a more exciting time to stroke a rat.

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1. Gently stroke a rat in front of numerous flashing cameras.

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2. Have middle-aged women try and come in for a pash while you're on the job.

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3. Wage war on two Yorkshire Terriers just because you can.

4. Issue a one-word press release.

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5. Groom each other in the middle of a press conference.

6. Sit in Parliament and casually count your money.

Counting his money #auspol @abcnews @ABCNews24

7. Rebuild the Titanic...

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8. ... or try to create Jurassic Park.

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9. Eat raw onions like it's no big fucking deal.

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10. Eat your own earwax as an interesting choice in snack.

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11. Chat about your favourite lettuce like it's the most important part of your life.

12. Quote Taylor Swift in parliament.

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13. Take a casual helicopter ride to a fundraiser a mere 80km away.

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14. Smash an Italian marble table at your own farewell piss-up.

15. Take part in the greatest reality show of our time, The Killing Season.

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16. Aggressively ignore science.

Timelapse of last 72hrs at #Narrabeen showing phenomenal erosion #SydneyStorm @UNSWEngineering @abcnews

17. And pretend to understand the struggles of every day Australians, while owning numerous properties, earning a high income, and fully sick pension.

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