Steve Irwin proposal for new Australian bank notes

A Melbourne artist Aaron Tyler has redesigned Australia's colourful bank notes which he says ‘no longer strike a chord with modern Australia’.

Australian bank notes.

Australian bank notes. Image by vagawi / CC BY 2.0

In the new designs, the artist has replaced the current icons such as Banjo Paterson and Sir Henry Parkes with contemporary celebrities including Kylie Minogue, Steve Waugh and local rock star John Farnham, complete with mullet. Tyler explains: ‘We see them every day, but most Australians don't even know who the people on our banknotes are. The time is right for a facelift. The time is right for STRAYA CASH.’ Read more:

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