Australia is a different place politically, and so is Canberra. Scott Morrison is no longer a one-man employment agency, and ex-Coalition staffers are scrambling for new jobs. (Stephanie Tran).
There’s nothing more ex than an ex, as the old saying goes, but there are ways of landing on your feet after being dumped.
Sure, Scott Morrison has is already enjoying the perks of life as an ex-prime minister, turning up in Seoul last week to hobnob with other has-beens such as former US vice-president Mike Pence and former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad and has-been / possible future star Michelle Obama. And on the weekend he was warning congregants at Margaret Court’s church in Perth of Satan’s plan.
It’s a less settled path for the lower orders, and an even less settled path for their staff. But there are some options for those political exes facing an existential crisis.