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Why other world leaders would do well to take a leaf out of Australian Prime Minister's politics playbook

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Scott Morrison showed that making a U-turn can sometimes work to a politician's advantage

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been praised for his handling of the pandemic

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been praised for his handling of the pandemic

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been praised for his handling of the pandemic

With fewer than 100 deaths and around 7,000 cases of coronavirus in Australia, the standing of its prime minister, Scott Morrison, has gone from 'zero to hero' in just a matter of weeks.

Morrison became leader of the Liberal Party and head of a minority government in August 2018. He was then returned as prime minister after a general election in May 2019.

His party gained several seats and, having gone into the election as a minority government, it emerged with a small majority.