By the end of tomorrow, Australia may have a potato for prime minister, and precisely no one is okay.
After contesting Malcolm Turnbull in a failed leadership challenge on Tuesday, Minister for Home Affairs, Immigration and Border Protection,
Lord Voldemort Peter Dutton announced on Wednesday he would be challenging Turnbull again.
Then, on Thursday morning, key cabinet ministers Mathias Cormann, Mitch Fifield and Michaelia Cash said they will back Dutton in a leadership spill.
While Australians rummage through their belongings, locate their passports, and pack up their homes in preparation for their mass exodus to New Zealand, they’ve also shared their thoughts on Twitter about WTF just went down in parliament.
Australia: Hold my beer#LibSpill3
— DojoBuff (@DojoBuff) August 22, 2018Advertisement
— Scott Dooley (@scottdools) August 22, 2018
— Sosan Rahimi (@sosanrahimi) August 22, 2018
— Simon Kennedy (@Simon_Kennedy) August 22, 2018
— TechScaper (@Techscaper) August 22, 2018
“Dutton to soften his image before challenging again.”
— Emperor God Goughlam (@leftocentre) August 21, 2018
— John Johnsonson (@JohnJohnsonson) August 23, 2018
— Jules Faber (@Julesthe4rd) August 23, 2018
Do you think Peter Dutton unzips his skin at night before laying down in his nest, or is it more a natural shedding that occurs when there’s a full moon? #auspol
— Clementine Ford (@clementine_ford) August 22, 2018
— VickiAbby (@VickiAbby) August 22, 2018
— fred sparrow (@HailMarxism) August 23, 2018
BREAKING: A wet cardboard box in Parliament House has just announced it will be running as a consensus candidate on a platform of being a more charismatic third option #libspill3
— The Shovel (@TheShovel) August 23, 2018
To be fair, owning a childcare centre is one of the nicer things Peter Dutton has done in relation to kids.#libspill3
— John Johnsonson (@JohnJohnsonson) August 22, 2018
I propose we dissolve our current system of government in favour of the then-caricature-but-now-actually-more-sensible portrayal of our nation suggested by the prescient American animated comedy, The Simpsons. #libspill3 pic.twitter.com/C56Atu1UUw
— Adam Liaw (@adamliaw) August 23, 2018
— NedsAU (@NedsAus) August 23, 2018
So, just to recap:
– We do not have a Prime Minister right now.
– We do not have a functioning government.
— BRENDAN ©ASEY (@BrendoCasey) August 23, 2018
Don’t know what’s happening in Canberra? Mamamia Out Loud speaks to the woman who broke the #libspill story, Sharri Markson….