Barnaby Joyce and Nationals pals try out 'sexy' for a good cause

He can ham it up for the camera. Image: YouTube/DarrenChesterMP

The ‘Leave Your Hat On’ campaign is an initiative of the Melanoma Institute Australia, and aims to raise awareness and funds for melanoma prevention, treatment and research by encouraging Aussies to wear a hat throughout the month of September.

It sure seems that senators and MPs of the Federal Nationals have gotten the message, releasing their own cheeky rendition of the Joe Cocker classic hit. 

It’s something a bit different for the normally very straight-laced party, and once you see them gazing sultrily into the lens, well, you’re probably never going to un-see it. 

The video was the brainchild of Transport Minister and Victorian MP Darren Chester, who said the clip was a bit of fun for a good cause. 

“It’s all meant to be a bit of fun with my Nationals’ colleagues but at the same time we want to highlight an important health issue in regional areas,” he said.

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“Too many country people die from skin cancer or have serious health issues and we want to encourage everyone to take precautionary measure like wearing a hat.

“I want to congratulate the Melanoma Institute for the ‘Leave Your Hat On’ campaign and urge everyone to make a donation, large or small, to support research and awareness of this disease.”

Of course, Joyce, who’s rarely see without his hat is a perfect choice for the campaign. You can watch the video below!

Do you wear a hat when you’re outdoors, or could you be more sun-smart?