That’s how Leeton resident Joan Dartnell views Friday’s second leadership spill, which has resulted in Scott Morrison being elected as the country’s new Prime Minister.
“Debacle is the right word for it,” she said.
“I think it’s very, very unfair … the people of Australia are sick of all this in-fighting.
“They are fed up with it.”
Prime Minister-elect Morrison was one of three contenders for the leadership on Friday, as well as Peter Dutton and Julie Bishop after the spill was declared and Malcolm Turbull said he would now resign from politics.
The spill followed a week of turmoil among the Liberal Party and Mrs Dartnell believed enough was enough.
“Just get on with the job,” she said.
“People vote for people to run the country and this goes on.
“I think it’s disgraceful to be honest.”
Member for Farrer Sussan Ley provided a statement on the leadership crisis on Friday afternoon, saying she was pleased the “instability is now at an end”.
“As a Liberal colleague of Scott Morrison in NSW I know him well, as far back as his appearance at my Farrer pre-selection in 2001,” she said.
“I have worked closely with our new PM in various roles. He has a good understanding of the needs of rural Australia, particularly in difficult times.
“An example from the last drought was his establishment of an ‘exchange’ for country children so they could take time out for a beach holiday.
“He understands small business, he gets the needs of families, and I believe he will be receptive to the ideas I have for new drought relief measures and ensuring water for our farmers.”
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