Where to start? 🤦‍♀️
Morrison's standing has been internally diminished?
No doubt but how slow are members to only just be waking up?
And what of his 'standing' externally? 1/
2/ Slow on the uptake but apparently members of his govt have FINALLY drawn the link between Morrison's mishandling of the Black Summer bushfires & the past month's allegations of rape, harassment & sexism.
3/ "Both required human empathy, an ability to read community sentiment and judgement — important traits for a Prime Minister".
I'd say, important traits for a human being...
According to Speers, "more than a few" Lib MPs believe...
4/ ...Morrison has now failed to demonstrate in two separate political crises.
No worries though, the PM's leadership is safe, according to colleagues & some are more forgiving of his "missteps" than others.
5/ Rest assured everyone, "more than a few" Lib members realise Scott Morrison is incapable of empathy & his reputation as a 'miracle' worker is in tatters. 🤦‍♀️
His perceived "infallibility" must surely be in question, after his Tuesday press conference.
6/ The PM's mea culpa was followed by an angry outburst where he made a factually incorrect statement, citing a complaint of "harassment of a woman in a woman's toilet" at Sky.
An observation, is this the first time the PM has been called on & forced to correct...
...a "factually incorrect" statement?
Raising any such confidential complaint & weaponising for political purposes calls into question Morrison's judgement, temperamental unsuitability for PM (if we didn't already know this).
8/ On gender quotas - Morrison has apparently had an epiphany.
In 2018, just weeks into the job, Morrison said quotas were "never something I have supported". His 2019 International Women's Day statement is well known.
9/ "We want to see women rise. But we don't want to see women rise only on the basis of others doing worse."
On Tuesday, Morrison claimed "my colleagues know that I have been open to that conversation for some time".
10/ "It smacks of a man caught in a crisis," said one Liberal MP privately, "throwing principles out because he's got nothing else." Another immediately worried whether his own preselection would be at risk.
11/11 Yes indeed, Morrison is caught in a crisis. Crises test leaders. A really good leader would recognise the great opportunities for real & lasting change for the better.
But of course, Scott Morrison isn't a good leader. #auspol

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26 Mar
The brilliant @latingle nails the PM's true colours, in case some people couldn't see them. "Let me share a basic insight about Morrison...This prime minister speaks almost exclusively to one cohort of voters: men at risk of voting Labor". 1/
2/ Swinging male voters might won’t notice this phenomenon - they "bask in the warm glow of Morrison’s undivided attention".
If you are not a swinging male voter you feel excluded by the PM’s presentation & messaging.
3/ If you're not a swinging male voter, you feel excluded because the PM’s not talking to you - he's never talking to you. Because Morrison thinks like a campaign director.

But Morrison has been whacked hard, by an event that wasn’t on his permanent campaign plan. Poor Scotty!
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Tracey Grimshaw asked Scott Morrison why he didn't reach out to Brittany Higgins after she spoke out publicly. He said it was "daunting".
Doesn't get that speaking out publicly about what happened would have been more than daunting for Brittany Higgins.
It's always about him.
Still refers to Ms Higgins as "Brittany", although he doesn't know her, hasn't spoken to her. Overly familiar. Morrison is #ToneDeaf, with the EQ of a gnat.
He assumes to know Ms Higgins trauma or how it unfolded. Referring to the lack of support provided "As she became more traumatised by these events...".
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24 Mar
Der Spiegel: Scott Morrison in 'dire straits' and the Australian government is sinking into a scandalous swamp. Berliner-Zeitung, Le Monde, Le Figaro, the Washington Post, Bloomberg...1/
2/ The Washington Post focused on Morrison’s “disastrous” press conference on Tuesday, with the headline, “Facing fury over sex scandals, Australia’s leader fights tears – then retaliates in outburst at reporter”.
3/ Morrison dug himself a "deeper political hole" and quoted Kirstin Ferguson as saying “The fish rots from the head … I just can’t imagine what would happen if there was a board responsible for Parliament House.”
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23 Jan
1/ Without wanting to be unkind, it's evident from looking at Scott Morrison that he's prefers to be a spectator of sport rather than a participant.
When he ran for Cook, he developed a character. A rugby league loving, everyday bloke, a daggy dad.
#auspol #AustraliaDay
2/ Morrison hadn't followed league but he learnt about it. He became the Sharkies number 1 ticket holder, wore his scarf, waved it, & drank beers.
This character, eventually named ScoMo, was used to gain a following & send political messages.
#ScottyFromMarketing was astute.
3/ Recently, @CricketAus were naughty. They made a decision, after consulting with Indigenous leaders, to promote inclusion. #ScottyFromMarketing was not happy.
How dare a sports body interfere in political matters, he argued.
#auspol #AustraliaDay
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22 Jan
Recipients are made ACs “for eminent achievement and merit of the highest degree in service to Australia or humanity at large”.

a. Can anyone explain how being accomplished at hitting a tennis ball competitively (having already been recognised for this) ticks this box?
2/ b. I have tried researching, to found out what Margaret Court, in her life beyond hitting tennis balls very well), has given the "highest degree in service to Australia or humanity at large".

I haven't found anything that ticks this box.
Am I a not-very-good researcher?
3/ If anyone can provide evidence of Mrs Court's service to Australia or humanity at large, could they let me know what this service has been?
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