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¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's fondness for emoji is well known for anyone who follows her on Twitter. It was international news when Bishop conducted an all-emoji interview with BuzzFeed. It was this very interview that Labor's Penny Wong asked her department about in Senate estimates today, asking whether any diplomatic communication occurred using emoji. But first, some explanation for Liberal Senator Chris Back, who did not know what "emoji" were.