With Scott Morrison becoming the nation’s 30th Prime Minister after defeating Peter Dutton 45 votes to 40 in a secret ballot, we asked one local resident how he feels about two leadership spills in four days.
Bega’s Randolph Parlou said politicians pushing for the top job via a spill are chasing more than the half a million dollars per year salary received by a Prime Minister.
“They all want a piece of the Prime Minister’s pension pie,” Mr Parlau said.
“The tax payers pay for this until they die.
“That’s why they do it.
“I saw that happening years ago when they all started doing this.”