Tim Minchin parodies classic Aussie track as marriage debate rages

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Tim Minchin parodies classic Aussie track as marriage debate rages

In the wake of an extraordinarily demoralising and baffling week of Australian politics, Tim Minchin's released a song dedicated celebrating marriage equality and slamming the government's proposed postal plebiscite.

The man behind smash hit stage musical Matilda threw his support behind the "yes" vote with a take on Peter Allen's anthem I Still Call Australia Home posted to more than 600,000 Facebook followers earlier this morning.

'I'm always travelling but wherever I stay, people love Aussies and they generally say, they think we're kind, fun and amusing, tall, tanned and toned. and a little bit racist, and a little bit homophobic, ' the comedian croons.

He goes on to sing about Australians having an worldwide reputation as being "a little bit racist", as well as homophobic.

"Some day we'll all be together once more, when they do their bloody jobs, and just change the f.ing law".

"A heartfelt song to my homeland, recorded last night on my iPhone".

The long-haired comic also warned religious critics of same-sex marriage: 'Your attempt to keep Australia in the past will be a failure, because most of Australia ain't homophobic'.

In a statement at the end of the video, Minchin encourages Australians to vote "yes" in the plebiscite, even though he doesn't agree with the method. Polls show that Aussies are overwhelmingly in favour of marriage equality. "But if the horrid thing goes ahead, let's drown the mofos in "yes" votes", he writes.

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