After a tumultuous week, Australia has a brand new Prime Minister, and it would appear his every move is being watched closely by the country he now represents.
On Friday, the leadership spill came to a conclusion with (former) Treasurer of Australia Scott Morrison beating out both Minister for Foreign Affairs Julia Bishop and Liberal member Peter Dutton to take over Malcolm Turnbull.
But as we saw from the countless reactions on social media – not everyone is keen on our new PM.
And it’s easy to see why.
From his approach to immigration policy including Operation Sovereign Borders (the government policy which aimed to ‘stop the boats‘) to his decision to abstain from the same sex marriage vote, Morrison has been described as having a “conservative” and “hardline” to policy.
But it’s one of Scott Morrison’s latest tweets – one of his first as Prime Minister – that truly had voters furious.
Taking a quick dinner break with some key stakeholders. pic.twitter.com/0sEdE3DcKf
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) August 25, 2018
Sharing a photo eating dinner with his wife Jenny and their two daughters Lily and Abbey, Morrison wrote “taking a quick break with some key stakeholders”.
Twitter users were quick to respond to Morrison’s tweet, questioning whether the new PM’s children knew about his controversial immigration policies.
Have you told your children about the dying kids on Nauru? Explained to them why we need to be so cruel and inhumane? Have you told them that you are now responsible for them & you could help them but you prefer to use them as political pawns for your advantage #auspol
— Rebecca Clarke (@becspecks) August 25, 2018