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The X-rated text from MP Andrew Broad that has completely ruined the term ‘g’day’.

Sir.

As far as I know, before MP Andrew Broad resigned from politics on Tuesday in the wake of an alleged sexting scandal, his job was quite straightforward.

Represent Mallee in the Australian House of Representatives.

Be Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister.

Do other politician things.

What wasn’t part of his role, I would argue, was to go around ruining Australia’s favourite colloquialisms. 

Let me explain.

On Monday, the 43-year-old Nationals politician, who happens to be married, was accused by New Idea of meeting with a sugar baby named ‘Amy’ through a “seeking arrangements” website, while away on work trips.

According to Amy, when the two met, Broad referred to himself as James Bond, before complaining about the prices at the upmarket restaurant they were dining in.

She claims the two also messaged each other via Whatsapp, with Broad attempting to seduce her. One alleged screenshot of their messages shows an exchange that goes as follows:

Broad: Do you like Aussie accents?

Amy: I love Aussie accents, I think they’re so sexy.

Broad: I pull you close, run my strong hands down your back, softly kiss your neck and whisper G’day mate.

No.

You do not whisper ‘G’day mate’ in a SEXUAL CONTEXT SIR.

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In other messages, Broad allegedly wrote, “I’m a country guy, so I know how to fly a plane, ride a horse, f*ck my woman.”

“My intentions are completely dishonourable.”

We… we don’t like it at all.

In response to the New Idea story, Broad issued a press release which stated: “I have been advised that the person making the allegation may have engaged in criminal activity. This matter has been reported to the Australian Federal Police and I will not be making any further comment.”

Broad’s is the second sex scandal within the National Party this year, after former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce resigned once it was made public that he was expecting a child with his former staffer, Vikki Campion.

At the time, Broad called for Joyce to step down as leader after reports of his extramarital affair surfaced.

“I need to know as a Member of Parliament that the person who is going to be the acting prime minister has got their mind on the job,” he said.

In reference to the scandal surrounding Andrew Broad, shadow treasurer Chris Bowen avoided commenting on the allegations. He did say, however, that the MP’s resignation “doesn’t help the “chaos and dysfunction at the heart of the Morrison government”.

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