Via Brett McS, I think Mr Abbott wins the politician photo op contest:
Prior to the election, Mr Abbott, a keen cyclist, runner, surf lifesaver and firefighting volunteer, vowed to continue his community activities should he assume the prime ministership.
Means we really must insist on watching this (Dear Fox Executives: Before taking down this video when you find I’ve linked to it, please do consider how you could actually be MONETIZING the massive amounts of vintage Simpsons episodes that are now part of the daily lexicon and can be FESTOONED with ads):
It took a while to find that clip, and really intrepid YouTube Power User Brett McS is the one who found one.
Also, apropos of nothing whatsoever:
Update: Oh god, check this out, from Melanie Reid’s column this week, last item (paywall):
Australia. Where men remain men. As one chap, threatened by fire in the Blue Mountains, told a radio station: “We just grabbed what we could — the pet dog, the girlfriend, and got out as fast as possible.”