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'Droughts, flooding rains and fires'

Ten turbulent months in Canberra have left the rest of Australia with white-knuckle exhaustion. Rocco Fazzari gets rocking on 2013, a year to remember, with Denis Carnahan.

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After his exhausting ride into Canberra, Tony Abbott and his government of "no surprises" might be finding to their surprise that being in government is a lot harder than being in opposition.

Keeping some of those promises, not to mention the boats at bay, is going to put our action man through some tough hurdles as the rest of us look on just as exhausted.

This year we saw three prime ministers, an election and lots of promises end, while Tony’s poll figures took a slide.

Our 2013 year-in-review video animation, incorporating the singing talents of Denis Carnahan and with apologies to Billy Joel, is dedicated to this year’s final prime minister.