Australia’s 30th Prime Minister, Scott Morrison’s first message as he prepares to taks charge of the nation is that “we’re on your side”. “There has been a lot of talk this week about whose side people are on in this building,” he said. “And what [new deputy leader] Josh [Frydenberg] […]
Three years ago, on September 15, 2015, Malcolm Turnbull defeated Tony Abbott to become Prime Minister. Today, August 24, 2018, Turnbull stepped aside and did not recontest after the party voted for a spill in the leadership. Scott Morrison became the country’s 30th federal leader, defeating Peter Dutton. In his […]
Scott Morrison has just been named as the 30th Prime Minister of Australia. It comes after a leadership spill was called on Friday and former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull resigned from parliament. The Liberal Party voted on three candidates — Morrison, backbencher (and former Home Affairs minister) Peter Dutton, and […]
Former Treasurer Scott Morrison is Australia’s 30th Prime Minister. He just won the ballot over rival Peter Dutton 45-40 after Julie Bishop was eliminated from the three-way contest. He’s also the nation’s sixth PM in six years. Morrison won the Liberal leadership in a party room meeting on Friday, after […]
Amanda Vanstone spent 23 years in Canberra as a South Australian senator, including the nearly 12 years of John Howard’s government – the nation’s second longest-serving prime minister. Vanstone’s ministerial career ranged from employment to justice, family and community services, and immigration, before she resigned from the Senate in 2007, […]
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull addressed the media at 1pm on Thursday about the leadership crisis engulfing his government. Here is the transcript: Australians will be rightly appalled by what they’re witnessing in their nation’s Parliament today and in the course of this week. So I don’t want to enter into […]
Peter Dutton is talking to colleagues in a bid to shore up support and wrest the Liberal leadership from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Just 24 hours after losing a surprise spill 48-35 and saying he respected the party’s decision, Dutton told Neil Mitchell on Melbourne’s 3AW “of course” he was […]
Ten ministers, including four members of Cabinet, have offered their resignations to Malcolm Turnbull after yesterday’s vote on the Liberal Party leadership. Turnbull has only accepted the resignations of two ministers. Challenger Peter Dutton is expected to make another attempt to seize the leadership, possibly as early as tomorrow. There […]
Twitter, the online platform for live, public conversation, has been the birthplace of some of the most memorable discussions in the world. This week Twitter released its 2015 Year on Twitter data showcasing the biggest highlights, tweets and most talked about trends. In Australia, Twitter managed to capture all the […]
Sticking by his word.
Well that escalated quickly.
He can't change the world, but he can reinterpret it.
His "challenges and opportunities".
More "sour, bitter, character assassination" than ever.
Punters also bet Abbott will stay.
Key to Australia's economic outlook.
That familiar feeling.