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Australian Prime Minister Resigns following Leadership Challenge : August 24, 2018
Australian Prime Minister Resigns following Leadership Challenge
Megan Howes

On August 24, 2018, Scott Morrison was sworn in as Australia’s fifth prime minister in as many years. The preceding decade of Australian politics had been marked by a series of abrupt intraparty leadership upheavals that were set off by competing members of the majority party, often stemmed from professional rivalries, and played out through escalating policy disputes. In 2018, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull became the latest casualty of the country’s fractured political process after a series of disagreements and growing demands related to national energy policy led to a turbulent and bitter challenge from conservative factions of Turnbull’s own center-right party. ...

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