People found a loophole to bombard the phone of Attorney-General George Brandis with text messages

Senator George Brandis, Attorney General & Minister for the Arts Getty / Quinn Rooney

A number of government MPs were caught out over the weekend, having linked their public emails to Apple devices. One of them was Attorney-General George Brandis.

Brandis has since disabled the link but the damage was already done.

On Sunday afternoon software engineer Justin Simon discovered he was able to send an instant message directly to Senator George Brandis.

His first message contained a less-than-pleasant salutation before asking “how’s tricks?”

He encouraged others to follow his lead.

Earlier today, realising the link was still active, Justin was back at it.

And before long everyone was getting in on the action.

People were having a dig at the Attorney-General’s stance on metadata.

While others used metaphors to drive their judgement home.

One likened him to a Muppet…

And another tried to convince him Bill Shorten was cool.

One even sent him the entire first chapter of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984.

Buzzfeed reports other government MPs that have emails linked to the iMessage app include, health minister Sussan Ley, environment minister Greg Hunt, Liberal MP Bob Baldwin, industry and science minister Ian Macfarlane, justice minister Michael Keenan, Nationals MP Luke Hartsuyker, and the prime minister’s parliamentary secretary Christian Porter.

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