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A Federal Senate inquiry into the reemergence of vintage sunglasses this spring has all but confirmed that the fashion accessory is back in fashion this summer.

The news was met with mild fanfare this morning in Canberra, with Greens leader Richard Di Natale yelling across the chamber to his Conservative colleague Cori Bernardi: “Strike a pose, you straight-laced bitch!”

The findings are set to trigger an explosion in the finite resource.

Local retailers are already struggling to keep up with demand, which is leading some grey-market manufacturers to produce counterfeit vintage eyewear.

However, just what styles of vintage sunglasses are back in fashion is a mystery.

Speaking exclusively to The Advocate this morning, Richard Di Natale said this was just another example of how the parliament is always working in the best interests of the people.

“This is probably the most productive and important bits of research this parliament has done this year,” he said.

“And people said 2017 was a bad year. By Joh, this one has been pretty average as well! But the findings of this Senate Inquiry will give Australians of all walks of life the confidence to wear vintage eyewear this summer with impunity,”

“In saying that, is this week the last sitting week? I’m stuffed.”

More to come.


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