08/05/2013 10:32 BST | Updated 08/05/2013 10:42 BST

Julia Gillard Torpedoed With Vegemite Sandwich & 15 Other Politicians Hit With Assorted Missiles (PICTURES)

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has narrowly avoided being struck with a Vegemite sandwich.

The 51-year-old was targeted with the yeasty snack during a visit to a school near Brisbane, but shrugged it off as “a bit of high jinks”, The Telegraph reported.

The near-miss brings to mind a series of other politicians who have also been targeted with eggs, slime, pies and in one case a miniature model of a cathedral (which hospitalised Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi).

Scroll down for a gallery of random attacks on other public figures

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'Just high jinks': Julia Gillard dismisses the Vegemite sandwich attack

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