Australians petition to put Steve Irwin on the Aussie dollar

Streuth! Can you believe it’s been 10 years since we lost the greatest wildlife presenter of our generation (sorry David Attenborough)?

Obviously over 20,000 people are still mourning his loss as they’ve all decided to sign a petition to get the legendary crocodile hunter printed on the Australian dollar.

The petition states:

“It's about time we payed our respects to the all time greatest Australian bloke, Steve Irwin. Let's make a change for something in the history of our country. It's been ten years without the Aussie icon and although he's been recognised in many ways I'd imagine we could all support the idea of going one step further (well deserved). With a list a mile long of all the good Steve had accomplished in our world let's show our appreciation to a great true blue Australian by putting Stephen 'Steve' Irwin on our country's currency.”

Here’s a proposed design from the petition page:

At the moment the people occupying Australia’s currency include: Edith Cowan MBE, Rev John Flynn OBE, Dame Mary Gilmore DBE and Dame Nellie Melba GBE. We’re sure they’re all great people worthy of being printed on Aussie money, but in our eyes at least, Steve is certainly a big enough icon to warrant a spot on an Australian note.

"We started this petition because the newer generation barely knows who is representing our currency," Kyle Ryan, one of the founders of the petition told the BBC.

"We believed that having a childhood icon and conservationist like Steve would be a great idea for his 10th anniversary."

What do you think?

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