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Leadership Crisis: Scott Morrison is PM. Could be worse, students say*

As word gets out that Prime Ministerial pretender Peter Dutton has done his dash, and that ‘ScoMo’ has seized the prize, reporter Dilpreet Kaur takes the pulse on the University of Melbourne campus. (*And yes, they would say that, wouldn’t they.) 


Interviews and video by Dilpreet Kaur

On a Friday afternoon on campus, students were underwhelmed by news that Scott Morrison was their new Prime Minister. The general mood was of was relief that Peter Dutton’s grab at the top job had failed, and exasperation at the political circus that has consumed Canberra this week. Several students expressed hope that Labor would capitalise on the Liberal Party’s horrors.



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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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