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11 SEPTEMBER 2016

Satirical repurposing: Australian Politicians as kindergarten kids

"Giving credence to the theory that our entire country is run by children, Parkinson has taken some of the brattiest members of Australia’s 45th Parliament, including dibber dobber George Brandis, nap-time enthusiast Derryn Hinch and that weird kid named Cory who just wants someone to pay attention to him, and seamlessly inserted them into Arnold Schwarzenegger’s criminally underrated 1990 comedy Kindergarten Cop."

(Tom Clift, 11/9/2016)

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ABC News (Australia) • Arnold Schwarzenegger • Australian Labor PartyAustralian Liberal Party • Australian Parliament • Australian politics • Bill Shorten • Derryn Hinch • ferret • George Brandis • head replacement • humour • Huw Parkinson • Jacqui Lambie • Kindergarten Cop (1990) • Linda Hunt • Malcolm Turnbull • mash-up • messing up the place • parody • Pauline Hanson • political satirepolitician caricaturePrime Ministerre-purposerepurposing • run by children • Sam Dastyari • satirical illustration • video compositing

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Simon Perkins
22 AUGUST 2013

How would it feel to be represented by someone like Tony Abbott?

"Every week Tony Abbott makes another comment that reveals very concerning social views. Commentators blow them off as 'gaffes', but this isn't about gaffes. It's about values. It's about our national character if our Prime Minister labels refugees who seek our help as 'illegal', even as they exercise their legal, human right to flee danger. It's about the message we send to young gay and lesbian Australians, if our Prime Minister talks about their equality as a 'passing fashion,' and what that does to their self–esteem. It's about our values if a Prime Minister talks to 'the housewives of Australia as they're doing their ironing,' says his colleagues are 'not just a pretty face' and have 'sex appeal' and calls on his opponent to 'make an honest woman of herself'. Prime Ministers reflect our national values, and have the power to change them radically. Does what Tony Abbott says matter? Well, in 17 days he wants to be speaking for all of us. That's why GetUp members are launching this ad. Will you be part of it?"

(GetUp!)

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2013 • abortion rights • Australia • Australian Federal Government • Australian GovernmentAustralian Liberal Partycasual homophobiacivil libertiesconservativeconservative attitudesconservative catchphrasesequality • gaffes • gayGetUp!governancehousewifehuman rightsIndigenous Australiansintoleranceironinglesbianmisogyny • national character • national values • personal valuespoliticsPrime Ministerquoterefugeeself-esteemsexist languagesocial conservatismsocial responsibility • social views • Tony Abbott • values

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Simon Perkins
23 OCTOBER 2008

CNNNN: Newstainment

CNNNN is an Australian television programme. It takes delight in parodying some of the conservative aspects of recent Australian life. This includes the increasing popularity of ''newstainment'' (as it threatens to undermine the priority of investigative journalism) and the efforts of the Liberal (social–conservative) Party (before their 2007 Federal election defeat) to undermine some of the fundamental rights and values of Australian society.

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Simon Perkins
05 MAY 2007

Yes Prime Minister: parodying Australian Prime Minister

[Yes Prime Minister is an interactive parody of Australia's ex–Prime Minister John Winston Howard. The interactive toy works as a kind of digital 'fridge magnet poetry' through allowing users to re–mix Little Johnny's speeches for humorous effect. The toy was created by the Australian communications agency 'Thought By Them'.]

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AustraliaAustralian Liberal Partyconservativeculture jamming • fridge magnet poetry • humourinteractiveJohn HowardLittle Johnnyparodypoliticianpolitician caricaturePrime Ministerright-wing • SameSame • satiresocial conservatismspeech • Thought By Them • toy
19 SEPTEMBER 2005

The War On Terror and other conservative catchphrases

"The word terror activates your fear, and fear activates the strict father model, which is what conservatives want. The 'war on terror' is not about stopping you from being afraid, it's about making you afraid."

(George Lakoff, 2004)

George Lakoff (2004). "Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate", Chelsea Green Publishing.

[George Lakoff uses the metaphor of the family to explain contemporary American conservative politics. He draws a distinction between a strict father model and a nurturing parents model. He believes that George Bush and his conservative cronies evoke the strict father model as a mechanism for enforcing control and reframing debate around issues of security and self–interest. The conservatives in Australia appear to be following a similar line – evident in their anti–terrorism campaign, played–out through television advertisements and train station billboards.]

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2004 • appeal to emotion • argumentum ad metum • argumentum in terrorem • Australian Liberal Partyconservative catchphrasescontrol • exploiting fears • fear mongering • George LakoffGeorge W Bush • Help Protect Australia From Terrorism • JCDecauxlinguisticsnurturingrhetorical fearRockridge Institute • scare tactics • scaremongering • securityself-interest • spreading of fear • war on terror
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