More than a year into his prime ministership, and three months after his election triumph, Scott Morrison’s political style is becoming clearer. Barring a major economic shock or a military showdown, we now know quite a bit about the political mood he wants to create over the remainder of this term of government.
All prime ministers need to engage in agenda management and spin control, both to govern effectively and to maintain the political advantage. Increasingly though, politicking has been taking priority over governing, and Morrison’s prime ministership promises to be the apotheosis of this trend. Here are four strategies from the Morrison playbook.