… check out what is happening in Australia which now has its fifth prime minister in five years, most of the changes coming not from general elections but from intra-party leadership struggles within both major parties. The most recent one yesterday resulted in prime minister Malcolm Turnbull being replaced by Scott Morrison as leader of the governing Liberal party. The Liberals have a slim one-seat majority in parliament and is thus already in a precarious position.
This first BBC report summarizes that recent history.
The second one explains why Turnbull lost out to Morrison.
This article gives a more detailed description of the four factors that make Australian politics so crazy and unstable.
The Australian sketch comedy show Tonightly captures the sense of frustration felt by many Australians that their political parties seem to spend so much time and energy on palace coups and intrigues rather than, you know, governing. (Language advisory)
— Tonightly (@tonightly) August 23, 2018