A ustralia is synonymous with beer-drinking culture. Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke once held the Guinness World Record for downing a yard glass in just 11 seconds. A number of other politicians have stepped up to the plate.
The Labor leader gave it a go finishing a pint in a comparatively sluggish 16 seconds while attending a BBQ in cyclone Debbie affected Northern Queensland.
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Former PM Tony Abbott impressed punters back in 2015 at the Royal Oak Hotel in Double Bay while celebrating with the University of Technology Sydney rugby team. He sculled the schooner in just six seconds.
Upping the ante with a handstand beer skull, Queensland MP Andrew Laming was filmed performing the stunt at an Australia Day party in 2014. While clocking a slower time than the other challengers, he earns bonus points for the difficulty of execution.
Continuing in the spirit of beers at sports events, Labor MP Anthony Albanese sculled a tinny at Elsternwick Park in 2015. He finished his drink in a respectable 15 seconds.
But no one comes close to the man himself who defended his title at the impressive age of 87, downing a beer while watching the cricket at the SCG.