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By Scott Emmerson

Most large companies or organisations will have to deal with a significant crisis at some stage. Whether it’s a sudden disaster, such as the tragedy at Dreamworld, or an emerging and evolving threat – the Hayne Royal Commission is a current example for the financial sector - they will usually engage two key consultants, lawyers and public relations/communications advisors.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced his Ministry following his election as the new leader of the Liberal Party last Friday.

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?

As foreshadowed in our earlier blog, Josh Frydenberg has been named the new Treasurer by PM Scott Morrison. 

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.

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