Tim Minchin slams the plebiscite as an insult to the public's intelligence

Comedian Tim Minchin belts out the tune at his piano. Image Facebook  TimMinchin

Comedian Tim Minchin belts out the tune at his piano. Image Facebook TimMinchin

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.

"I've been to cities that never close down, from NY to Rio and old London town", sings Minchin.

Tim Minchin has written and performed a parody song about Australia's on-going marriage equality debate, which has been viewed over a quarter of a million times in just a few hours.

The 41-year-old debuted his expletive-laden remix to the 1980 hit "I Still Call Australia Home" by Peter Allen on Friday, dubbing Australians against the vote "bigoted c***s".

"It's bad enough, these poli-arseholes pass discriminatory laws, now we're forced to dance the plebiscite jig", he sings.

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"One day we'll all be together once more, once they (politicians) do their bloody jobs and change the fing law". "Your attempt to keep Australia in the past will be a failure, because most of Australia ain't homophobic".

With polls showing most Australian's support marriage equality, the Government has nevertheless chose to proceed with a postal vote plebiscite to determine whether a marriage equality bill will be presented to parliament.

Minchin then takes aim at politicians and the idea of a postal vote.

If a "yes" vote is returned, the government has said it will not stand in the way of a private member's bill being introduced to the house, to lead to same-sex marriage.

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