The Australian papers are mocking this, but I think it’s kinda cool.
IF you thought this year was a particularly bad one for Australian politics, prepare to have it flash before your very eyes in a new music video. Canberra’s indie punk band Super Best Friends have rounded up the country’s leaders and press gangs to help them film their latest single, Round and Round. What follows is something that will be talked about – at least for today. The bipartisan approach means everyone gets a look in, from Kevin Rudd (percussion) and Tony Abbott (on the bike), to Senator Nick Xenophon (on guitar) and Anthony Albanese (the aeroplane), plus Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Christine Milne and even Clive Palmer gets a look-in. Yes, it is a cringe-fest like no other and will certainly add weight to the argument overseas that we’re not a particularly serious mob when it comes to politics.