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Australian politician breaks into song on live TV

2 July 2012 Last updated at 21:58 BST

An Australian politician chose to get his message across by song, during a live television interview.

Craig Emerson, the Australian Minister for Trade and Competitiveness, was responding to claims that a carbon tax would destroy towns such as Whyalla in South Australia.

"No Whyalla wipe-out there on my TV, shocking me right out of my brain," he belted out.

The line comes from the song Horror Movie, a 1970s hit for the Australian band Skyhooks.