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Then-Treasurer Scott Morrison brandishing a lump of coal in Question Time the day after a major SA power outage in February 2017, flanked by then-PM Malcolm Turnbull, then-Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce and SA powerbroker Christopher Pyne. Photo: Mick Tsikas / AAP
Politics

Turnbull "sought to politicise a state emergency" - and it killed his career, says Weatherill

Former Premier Jay Weatherill has traced “the story of Malcolm Turnbull’s demise” to his political intervention into South Australian politics after the 2016 statewide blackout, arguing the foray needlessly wedged the former Prime Minister “between the Labor states and his right-wing party-room” on energy policy.