It was the speech that enthralled and aggravated the nation. Enthralled because it marked the final point in Australia’s ‘when will this end?’ federal election saga, and aggravation because it just went on and on … and on. Viewers wanted a simple ‘Labor or Liberal’ response. Instead, independent MP Rob Oakeshott delivered a sprawling speech complete with puns, history lessons and pop culture references.

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