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What the rest of the world is saying about Australian politics. So mortifying, it's funny.

Tony Abbott’s endless, cringey gaffes have provided comedic fodder for Aussie entertainers for years — and now, the rest of the world getting in on the joke.

Which would be hilarious, if it wasn’t such a sad reflection of the sad state of our politics.

Yep, HBO’s satirical news program Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has poked fun at our ever-awkward Prime Minister in an hilarious segment aired today.

The four-minute segment takes a swipe at Mr Abbott’s “religiously anti-immigation” policies — referring to Tone’s famous declaration that “Jesus knew there was a place for everything and it’s not necessarily everyone’s place to come to Australia” — before pithily remarking that “Australia is for real Australians, like Tony Abbott — who was born in London, England.”

Watch the full segment here. It’s worth it:

What did you think of the video? Hilarious, or a sad reflection of the state of Aussie politics?

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