How Sausages Became a Symbol of Australian Democracy

The Rise of the Democracy Sausage

Adam M Wakeling

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Extract from a polling booth menu in the 2022 Australian Federal Election (via Twitter)

AsAs Australia entered the final frantic week of a federal election campaign, Twitter saw a flood of tweets with the tag #auspol and an emoji showing a sausage on a slice of bread. While some countries symbolise democracy, voting and elections with ballot boxes, rosettes, raised hands, or Greek statues, Australia has the…

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Adam M Wakeling

Adam Wakeling is an Australian writer, lawyer and historian. He is online at https://www.amwakeling.com/ and on Twitter @AdamMWakeling.