Australia suggests uniting with New Zealand in latest lamb advert

New Zealand is being hailed as the holy grail to fix Australia's modern-day woes in its latest prime lamb advert. 

Meat and Livestock Australia's tongue-in-cheek advert suggests Australia joins forces with New Zealand - who "right now is doing Australia better than Australia".

A floating BBQ, primed with Australian lamb chops, is the forum where Australian politicians extend the offer to Kiwis to unite. 

Poking fun at recent Australian events, the advert takes the mickey out the revolving door of Australian Prime Ministers, the sandpaper ball-tampering scandal, and the controversial 1981 underarm bowl. 

"We used to be the greatest country on earth, but we've lost the plot, we're cheating at sport, we can't even hang onto a prime minister," a politician says as a picture of ex-Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is taken down.  

And so the obvious solution to save Australia, if New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern approves, is to unite with New Zealand, creating "New Australia-land". 

The campaign argues that lamb is the "smell of unity" with Australians and New Zealanders coming together over a BBQ.

"Think about it we've got awesome stuff, you've got awesome stuff and most of our awesome stuff is already yours."

The advert taking aim at the awesome things New Zealand had first that Australia persistently claims to own such as Russell Crowe, Phar Lap and the pavlova.

Watch the full advert in the video above.