Aussie PM refuses to get snagged on sausage debate

Chantelle and Jordan Wilson celebrated their wedding reception at Bunnings

"This recommendation is provided to the community groups within their fundraising sausage sizzle welcome pack and is on display within the gazebos when barbeques are underway".

The move by Bunnings to make onion toppings "underings" ignited the debate, to the point where the country's prime minister was asked to chime in.

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern addressed the trans-Tasman barbeque concern, saying both she and Morrison wanted sausage sizzles to continue in perpetuity, no matter the risks.

Bunnings New Zealand confirmed it would also direct people running its stores' sausage sizzles to follow the Australian directive, requiring the onions to go on first, followed by the sausage, to avoid a slip hazard if the onion fell out.

Bunnings have explained that the reason for the change is for health and safety reasons as it was feared that customers bringing their sandwiches into the store - they are served outside - could potentially drop the onions onto the ground and subsequently slip on them.

"Onions can be slippery when they fall out of a sausage sandwich", Bunnings wrote in a flyer distributed to community groups that included instructions for constructing a sandwich.

TOP IMAGE: The classic Bunnings sausage sizzle. For many, the guidance was nothing short of an attack on their personal freedom. But, I'm sorry, you've got this one wrong.

"This is your turn to look them in the eye and say, 'Onion bike!'"

'To be frank, our customers know onions are for eating, not dropping. "We call it an underdog", he said.

Along with the fired-up commentary, were oniongate-themed memes, ranging from "how to construct the flawless sanga" images to tripping hazard cartoons and advertisements for rebellious 'like your onions on top?' events. Was Bunnings being "un-Australian" to dictate where onions should go?

But others testified that they have indeed experienced risky encounters with onions piled on top of sausages.

Bunnings did its best to respond seriously to the barrage.

Bunnings is suggesting barbecues hosted outside its stores to serve onions straight onto the bread underneath the sausage because the onions pose a slipping threat.

"Safety is always our No. 1 priority", Debbie Poole, a spokeswoman for Bunnings Warehouse, said in a statement.

The company denied that the guidance was really a marketing ploy meant to go viral.

Related News:

  • Withings Pulse HR: Specs, price, release date, and features

    Withings Pulse HR: Specs, price, release date, and features

    Pulse HR comes with a 110mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery that is good for up to 20 days between charges. The fitness tracker is also compatible with third-party fitness apps like Google Fit and Apple Health.
    Kim Porter Dead - Sean 'Diddy' Combs' Ex Dies at 47

    Kim Porter Dead - Sean 'Diddy' Combs' Ex Dies at 47

    Sure; she also helped to raise Diddy's daughter Chance, whom he welcomed five months before the birth of their twins. Kim worked as both a model and an actress, and she made appearances on Diddy's show, " I Want to Work for Diddy ".
    Roy Clark, 'Hee Haw' host, dies at 85

    Roy Clark, 'Hee Haw' host, dies at 85

    Roy Clark , a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series " Hee Haw ", died Thursday, his publicist told CNN. Clark was soon touring with country legend Hank Williams and first played the Grand Ole Opry in 1950, according to his publicist.
  • Five resignations and a funeral for Theresa May's Brexit deal

    Five resignations and a funeral for Theresa May's Brexit deal

    Several Conservative lawmakers are pushing for a no-confidence vote, hoping to reach a threshold of 48 to trigger a challenge. She replied: "I'm very sorry that both Dom and Esther felt that they needed to leave the Cabinet, they have done great work".
    Saudi-led coalition reportedly orders halt in assault on Yemen's Hodeidah

    Saudi-led coalition reportedly orders halt in assault on Yemen's Hodeidah

    Despite the defeat on Capitol Hill, the U.S.is still urging peace talks to move ahead and supporting U.N. After seizing the southern port of Aden in 2015, the coalition has made little progress.
    Theresa May statement after Cabinet meeting

    Theresa May statement after Cabinet meeting

    She will set out the terms of the agreement to the chamber, which must approve the deal before Brexit day on March 29. Her job had been to reach a deal with the European Union and bring it back to the House of Commons for a vote.
  • Pokemon Let's Go Guide Wiki

    Pokemon Let's Go Guide Wiki

    Analysts point to 2016 when Pokemon Go's debut reignited interest in buying 3DS consoles to play more games in the series. The two main titles that will assist the Nintendo Switch sales considerably are; Pokemon: Let's Go and Super Smash Bros.
    Trumpy Bear is here, and Twitter can’t get enough

    Trumpy Bear is here, and Twitter can’t get enough

    I want it to be perfectly clear that the men who served in our military spoke from their hearts in the Trumpy Bear commercial. Trumpy Bear costs $39.90, which can be paid in two installments of $19.95.
    Croatia vs. Spain - Football Match Report

    Croatia vs. Spain - Football Match Report

    Their place in the finals of the new competition now hangs in the balance, however, after losing 3-2 at home to England and defeat in Zagreb.
  • Vikings Coach Zimmer Previews Sunday's Game vs. 1st Place Bears

    Vikings Coach Zimmer Previews Sunday's Game vs. 1st Place Bears

    The Bears, at 6-3, are for real. "They've got really good players on the inside that penetrate", he added about the Vikings' pressure.

    The White House's sick bid to bribe Turkey’s tyrant

    Erdogan has been pleading with the United States to extradite Gulen ever since a failed coup attempt in 2016. It would be a death sentence: The Turkish president has been requesting Gulen's return for years.
    Hockney's pool painting sells for record $90M

    Hockney's pool painting sells for record $90M

    The previous record was held by Jeff Koons and his " Balloon Dog (Orange )", which sold for $58.4 million at Christie's in 2013. A David Hockney painting has been sold for £70 million, smashing the auction record for a living artist.


Most liked

Ex-Sri Lanka cricketer Lokuhettige charged under European Central Bank anti-corruption code
Fellow Sri Lankans Nuwan Zoysa and Sanath Jayasuriya have also been charged with corruption-related offences recently. A "Team Sri Lanka" side comprising a mix of domestic and worldwide players did take part in the competition, however.

Intel Announces Second-Gen Neural Compute Stick
With a laptop and the Intel NCS 2, developers can have their AI and computer vision applications up and running in minutes.

Republican Kevin McCarthy to become next House minority leader
Ryan should bear the blame for election losses last week because voters felt that Republicans didn't live up to their promises. Senate , where I've worked for the people of Iowa and our nation for 38 years", Grassley said in a statement Wednesday.

DeepMind's Streams technology team to join Google
Some background: Google acquired London-based artificial intelligence startup DeepMind in 2014 for $500 million. Staff will remain in London under the leadership of former NHS surgeon and researcher Dominic King.

Federal prosecutors accidentally disclose that WikiLeaks' Assange has already been secretly indicted
It was submitted to the federal court in the eastern district of Virginia, which handles many cases involving national security. The court filing was first noticed by Seamus Hughes, an academic at Georgetown University and former USA government official.

Wayne Rooney: Harry Kane will beat my England scoring record
England , who face Croatia in a winner-takes-all shootout in the Nations League at Wembley on Sunday, rested a number of regular starters such as striker Harry Kane.

Denmark, World Bank withdraw aid from Tanzania over rights concerns
Makonda promised to set up anti-gay surveillance squad to track down and arrest any person suspected of being gay. Ms Tornaes has also postponed a planned trip to the east African country, Danish broadcaster DR reported.

Traffic sham: Cops pull over cardboard 'bus' on Russian bridge
Some pedestrians in Russian Federation had a creative way of trying to cross a vehicles-only bridge: They dressed up like a bus. They were soon stopped by a guard on the bridge and escorted off.

Facebook shuts more accounts aimed at political meddling
A website that claimed it was run by Russia's IRA had published a list of Instagram accounts it said it ran. Some of the fake accounts posted about LGBT pride, women's rights or black communities.

Merkel kills hope of European Union shift on Brexit deal
Earlier in the day Shailesh Vara , who backed European Union membership in the 2016 referendum, also quit as a junior minister. Labour said the Government was "falling apart before our eyes" and the pound dropped sharply after Mr Raab's resignation.

West Virginia police 'apprehend' raccoon 'drunk' on fermented crab apples
Then, on Tuesday, "several neighborhood residents" helped an officer take another "masked bandit into custody". The same thing you do with a drunk human: stick 'em in a jail cell until they sober up.

IPL Auction 2019: KXIP release Yuvraj Singh, 10 others
Young Indian players Shreyas Gopal, Krishnapa Gowtham and Sanju Samson have also been retained . Traded: Marcus Stoinis for Mandeep Singh .

Facebook blamed George Soros for anti-Facebook movement
The company argued its work with Definers only sought to dispel the idea that "Freedom From Facebook" was a grassroots campaign. At a July congressional hearing, protestors held up signs depicting a two-headed octopus with tentacles circling the globe.

YouTube VR now available on Oculus Go
And, of course, you can also log in to your YouTube account so you can keep track of your faves, playlists, and viewing history. Including the SteamVR app for Oculus Rift, all of Oculus applications now have a YouTube app available on them.

Chris Stapleton wins three CMA Awards
Later, Keith got the crowd and his 51-year-old wife on their feet while performing Never Coming Down. She specializes in pop culture, country music, and news content.