Minister bursts into song on TV
An Australian government minister shocked journalists by bursting into song during a live television interview.
Craig Emerson, the minister for trade and competitiveness, was defending his party's controversial carbon tax.
When asked to comment on the impact of the tax on the mining town of Whyalla, he burst staged his song and dance routine.
To a prepared backing track, he launched into a rendition of 1975 song Horror Movie by Australian band Skyhooks, complete with is own self-styled lyrics and dance moves.
"No Whyalla wipeout, there on my TV... shocking me right out of my brain," he sang enthusiastically, if not entirely in tune.
Opposition leader Tony Abbott had claimed the tax, which forces polluters to pay for carbon dioxide emissions, would "wipe the town off the map".