A very small group of petitioners are not happy with the current Australian national anthem.
According to The Huffington Post Australia, four, yes four, petitioners came together to try and convince the country to change its national anthem from “Advance Australia Fair” to something a bit more current. How current exactly? The petition was asking the government to change it to Outkast’s classic song, “Hey Ya”.
Although the petition was small enough to ignore, the country’s own prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, put out a response acknowledging it.
“The Australian National Anthem is widely accepted and popularly supported by a majority of Australians. The Australian Government has no plans to change the Anthem,” Turnbull said in a statement.
“Thank you for bringing this petition to my attention. I appreciate the important work of the Standing Committee on Petitions in putting community concerns before the Parliament,” Turnbull continued.
Unfortunately, the petitioners will not be able to shake it like a polaroid picture the next time the national anthem is played.