Australia Has A New $5 Note And People Are Outraged

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Australia has revealed their new $5 bank note and the public is outright hating it.

The new re-design has some of the same old features: it’s purple, has Queen Elizabeth on it, and the size is the same. But that’s not what is causing people to talk.

The nations $5 note will now feature toilet brush-like flora, a nip-and-tucked Queen and what looks like a child’s mural as the design. And people are not happy.

The Reserve Bank of Australia revealed the note on Tuesday, saying they will be issued into circulation on September 1 this year.

Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens said: “Each banknote will depict a different species of Australian wattle and a native bird within a number of the elements. On the $5 banknote, these are the Prickly Moses wattle and the Eastern Spinebill.”

So the toilet brush is actually a wattle.

Either way, social media has made it pretty clear that Australia probably should have come up with something a little different.