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New Prime Minister but questions to be answered
Australia has its 30th Prime Minister in Scott Morrison, defeating Peter Dutton 45 votes to 40 after Julie Bishop was eliminated in the first ballot. Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg was elected deputy Liberal leader.
Morrison leapfrogged Dutton in the final ballot after garnering the moderate vote that had backed Bishop.
But will the extraordinary and chaotic senses in Canberra over the past few days only herald more uncertainty in the coming weeks and months?
Federal Leadership Update
They say a week is a long time in politics. The past few days in Canberra have arguably been the most eventful since the dismissal of the Whitlam Government in 1975.
Leadership spill & Shadow Ministry Reshuffle
A roundup of an action-packed day in federal politics.