SIX THINGS WE CAN LEARN FROM… Australia’s new $5 note
Public reaction to the innovative, forge-proof new note was mixed. Comparisons were made to “play money”, “vomit” and “a mid-’80s primary-school mural”.
NSW teenager Connor Mcleod launched a petition that led to the inclusion of tactile markings for the vision impaired.
The Queen still features, but like nearly everyone’s Facebook profile shot. looks exactly half her age.
The 165 million old-style notes still in circulation remain legal tender, as do the paper fivers phased out in 1992. But the homemade “breakfast in bed” vouchers widely issued on Mother’s Day are still worthless.
The note took a decade to design, and will be followed by a new tenner next year.
One can be yours, for as little as $5.