As his time in the White House ticks away, US President Donald Trump found a unique Christmas present for the man who has everything, giving PM Scott Morrison a prestigious American military honour.
The US National Security Council tweeted on Tuesday that President Donald Trump awarded the Legion of Merit to Mr Morrison ‘for his leadership in addressing global challenges and promoting collective security’.
Australia’s man in Washington, Arthur Sinodinos, accepted the award on the Prime Minister’s behalf.
The Legion of Merit is usually awarded to US soldiers, and occasionally to foreign political or military figures.
This week, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe were awarded the same decoration as the Australian Prime Minister, for equally dubious reasons.
Other Legion of Merit-holders were not asked their opinion of the latest awardees.