A character in the latest Australia Lamb ad, released ahead of Australia Day, says Australia “used to be the greatest country on Earth, but we’ve lost the plot. Cheating at sport, we can’t even hang on to a prime minister.”
The solution, he and the other “officials” in the ad decide, is that New Zealand should become part of Australia.
It then cuts to two New Zealanders sitting on blow-up chairs in the ocean. They float up to a barbecue mid-way between the two countries.
The officials arrive and suggest uniting the two countries to create “New Australia” – or when that name is not met with a warm response, “New Australialand.”
“We’ve got awesome stuff, you’ve got awesome stuff. Most of our awesome stuff is already yours,” they tell the Kiwis.
“We can even have a new Australia Day, on a date we can all agree on.”
What do you think? Shall we merge?