Our politicians all have their own way of celebrating Australia Day. George Christensen used the day to tell us that our national anthem’s second verse isn’t actually about sharing our boundless plains with those who’ve come across the seas, but for keeping our enemies out:

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Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie showed us the Australian flag could be worn as a sequinned top and said we should all say the Oath of Allegiance — except instead she said the Citizen’s Pledge, which is recited by new citizens of Australia:

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The best Australia Day advice comes from Queensland Senator James McGrath, who is keen on cuddles and says “things are about to get as exciting as a frog in a sock” (the Queensland version of “never been a more exciting time …”?). We also love the idea of “Bill Shorten Memorial Lettuce”:

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… and what’s not. They do things a little differently on the central coast of NSW, where the local paper has reported on Australia Day celebration that seem to show an indigenous Australian put in the stocks:

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