Mullets are back — in sport in particular and also after Cameron Smith’s stunning victory at golf’s British Open. But why stop at golf and AFL? When will the long-in-the-back, short-in-the-front 1970s-style grace the heads of our political leaders?
We asked resident artist Mitchell Squire to reimagine some of our top people with the recently repopularised hairstyle. Here’s his vision.
Anthony Albanese: ‘The Utilitarian’
Starting at the top, here’s the kind of mullet we believe the prime minister would rock (when needed).
Sussan Ley: ‘The Default’
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton’s new image does not extend to growing a mullet, so he passed on the duties to someone who would suit it more.
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Adam Bandt: ‘The Fitzroy’
Surprisingly, Greens Leader Adam Bandt doesn’t look too comfortable in a mullet, despite it becoming the hairstyle of choice for modern lefties. But as with any new trends, the Greens are ever ready to give it a red-hot go.
Malcolm Turnbull: ‘The Silverfish’
Possibly the last man in Australia you’d expect to see rocking a mullet, Malcolm Turnbull opens up a whole new alternative future when the back of his hair reaches past his collar.