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Venomous spiders, killer bushfires and bad sportsmanship don’t get a look-in on new Tourism Australian campaign with Kylie Minogue

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The latest campaign from the Tourism Australia aimed at luring curious Brits to the Great Southern Land digs up all the old stereotypes, while asking a collection of UK-friendly celebrities to sing tonelessly along to Matesong.

It is three minutes and ten seconds packed with cliches, interspersed with a 51-year-old Kylie Minogue goofing about wiggling her butt while so-called comedian Adam Hills (yet to say one thing I find funny) makes Brexit jokes. Again, just not funny.

Merry Christmas #Lovers! 🎄I can’t wait to share my special message with you on @itv, and my cute Quokka mate here also makes an appearance. Make sure you tune in just before the Queen’s speech today. #adpic.twitter.com/fs9FCb4zZd

All that’s missing is someone in a hat fringed with dangling corks while their nose is caked in white zinc cream.

One striking image the advert does use is of Uluru, the big, red rock in the centre of Australia. Over the years, millions of tourists – domestic and foreign – have climbed this rock despite the protests of indigenous people who hold the site sacred. Nonetheless, they were ignored and people continued to climb and fall from Uluru,........

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