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The growing divided between the public and Australia’s news organisations and politicians has been on display for all over the last month, sexual rumours, innuendo and personal attacks make their way out of hotel rooms and into the headlines.
Popularised in early 1990s British comedies, the word ‘bonk’ has made a return to national vernacular as journalists and politicians begin to sound like undercover cops in their attempts to latch on to lingo.
Starting with the former Deputy Prime Minister’s lovechild, and now Senator Michaelia Cash’s comments surrounding more whispers in the Labor camp, Australian voters are begging the media and politicians to stop saying the word bonk.
“It’s not a thing” said one protestor, Shayleigh (22) from Betoota Ponds.
“Literally no one says bonk. This isn’t a fucking Austen Powers movie. Is that honestly how these people talk about sex?”
Last month, the Prime Minister strengthened the code of conduct for cabinet ministers, but there is nothing similar for MPs – stating he was only focused on cracking down on sex between high-ranking politicians and their staff. A new rule that has been dubbed ‘The Bonk Ban’ by people who don’t sound like they have sex much.