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Australian Leader Eats Raw Onion Whole: Headlines from the Government That Broke Satire

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Summary

The story of Team Australia in headlines.

Inspired by the Onion, Evan Williams searched high and low for the real news headlines that capture the hilarious hypocrisy and absurdity of the Abbott years.

What he found poses the question: was this Australia’s maddest ever government?

You be the judge …

Tony Abbott blames forgetting reporter’s name on being hungover

Barnaby Joyce threatens to euthanise Johnny Depp’s dogs

Abbott says Turnbull ‘invented internet’

Senator Glenn Lazarus will be good for Federal Parliament, says his mum

Labor frontbencher Gary Gray eats his own hair in Parliament

Prime Minister eats another raw onion, choosing it over caramelised onion quiche


Evan Williams has written for the Monthly, the Guardian, the Sydney Morning Herald, McSweeney’s and Crikey. He also wrote for ABC2’s daily satirical news show The Roast.

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