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

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.

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?

A roundup of an action-packed day in federal politics.

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