24 August 2018: Scott Morrison Becomes Prime Minister

In the Australian Federal Parliament, conservative MP Scott Morrison wins a leadership spill to become Prime Minister of Australia. A committed Evangelical Christian and conservative, Mr Morrison replaces the more centrist former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, known for espousing small ‘l’ liberal values. 

Scott Morrison’s surprise ascendancy to Prime Minister marks a change in direction for the Coalition in Canberra. It signifies the victory of the socially conservative wing of the federal Coalition.