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Scott Morrison is the compromise Prime Minister

Scott Morrison is now Australia’s 30th Prime Minister after defeating Queensland conservative Peter Dutton in today’s Liberal Party room showdown.

He now faces the daunting task of bringing a deeply divided Liberal Party together while preparing for a federal election due early next year at the latest.

Political scientist Dr Paul Williams from Griffith University tells Mark that because it is likely to the short honeymoon for Mr Morrison he should so to an election sooner rather than later.

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