The plebiscite is done. A bill is getting pushed through parliament. We're almost there. But that hasn't stopped public discourse from giving us one last, head-scratching moment.
Enter Bob Katter. On Sunday morning, the independent member of parliament from north Queensland told reporters that "people are entitled to their own sexual proclivities".
"I mean let there be a thousand blossoms bloomed, as far as I'm concerned".
And then suddenly, Katter's tone changed.
"But I ain't spending any time on it because in the meantime every three months a person is torn to pieces by a crocodile in north Queensland".
Watch the moment below:
— Insiders ABC (@InsidersABC) November 18, 2017
The comment elicited a mixed bag of responses.
Co-host of the ABC program Insiders Barrie Cassidy immediately jibed, as the studio was laughing around him, "So, we should put the whole country on hold until we sort out that particular problem".
Twitter's response was similar:
Bob Katter getting his Gollum on 😂 https://t.co/YhtdjGhoQ9
— Jess McGuire🌈 (@jessmcguire) November 19, 2017