It’s official. Pink jumpsuits are cool again.
After Premier Campbell Newman announced they were no longer compulsory prison garb for bikies, pink jumpsuits have become the “in thing” for fashionable Queenslanders to wear this winter.
On any given day, Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall is awash with people in pink.
In hipster haunts such as New Farm and West End, pink jumpsuits are now as common as male facial hair and drinks served in jam jars.
The wearing of pink jumpsuits is seen by many Queenslanders as an expression of liberation and an act of defiance towards an unpopular Premier.
Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk recently sported a low cut salmon jumpsuit when she welcomed newly elected Stafford MP, Dr Anthony Lynham, to parliament.
Former LNP MP Chris Davis similarly announced his membership of the Labor Party in a vintage pink jumpsuit.
Pink jumpsuits cross political divide
But not everyone believes wearing a pink jumpsuit is a political act.
“I’m 100% behind Campbell Newman,” said Deputy Premier and pink jumpsuit convert, Jeff Seeney.
“But a pink jumpsuit is a helluva lot more comfortable than wearing a suit and tie.”
Mr Seeney also pointed out that babies have always worn pink jumpsuits.
“And babies don’t hate Campbell Newman. Even if he hates them.”
Mr Seeney’s fondness for pink jumpsuits is said to be shared by more and more sitting LNP members each day.
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