From a stint on Celebrity MasterChef to a role that’s a wild dig at the ex-PM, here’s what Aussies think Scott Morrison will do next.
Now that Scott Morrison has officially handed over the premiership to Anthony Albanese, all eyes are on the politician’s next move.
And if he ran out of ideas, betting site Sportsbet, punters have some suggestions for Mr Morrison.
Currently under “Scott Morrison’s Next Job”, the most popular options for the outgoing Liberal leader’s next job outside of politics (either after leaving parliament altogether or while still an MP) include mortgage broker (15/1), pastor ( 19/1) and contestant Celebrity MasterChef (21/1).
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The bet specifies that all bets are void if none of the jobs listed are taken by Mr Morrison by May 1, 2023.
Some more unexpected picks include Sydney Symphony Orchestra Principal Ukulelist (251/1), Hawaiian Airlines CEO (151/1) and Today Show Host (Karl Stefanovic Replacement) (67/1). At odds of 51/1, bettors can tip Mr Morrison to become a McDonald’s franchisee. The bet is most likely a stab at the political rumor that he got dirty at Engadine McDonald’s in Sydney’s south, after his beloved Cronulla Sharks lost the grand final in 1997.
Addressing the gaffe over Kyle and Jackie O in 2021, he said it was “the biggest urban myth of all time” and “complete and utter rubbish”.
“I found the whole thing incredibly funny, I always joke about it…it’s absolute, utter rubbish,” he said.
Officially, Mr Morrison will continue to represent the constituency of Cook, South Sydney, but has seen a huge drop in support despite being re-elected.
According The Australian, Mr Morrison won with 63.14% of a preferred vote from two candidates and received 56.45% of the first preference votes. This is a massive drop from the 2019 election where he secured a preferred vote of 69.02% for two candidates and a massive primary vote of 63.70%.
Sportsbet decides: who will be the next Deputy Leader of the Opposition?
With the Coalition out of power and Scott Morrison no longer the leader of the federal Liberal Party, the fate of the party is unclear.
When it comes to the next potential Liberal deputy leaderseveral names have been proposed.
Surprisingly, Senator Anne Ruston (Minister of Family and Social Services, Minister of Women’s Safety) is expected to land the job at strong odds of 1.75/1. Bridget Archer (4/1) and Karen Andrews (7/1) also make the list.
As for the Coalition leader, insiders have put forward outgoing defense minister Peter Dutton as the likely successor to Mr Morrison. Typically, Treasurer would also have been a likely option, but Josh Frydenberg is no longer a viable choice after he was ousted from the Kooyong seat by Climate 200-backed ‘teal’ independent Dr Monique Ryan.
As for which party might win the next federal election, bettors have also started betting on the 48th Parliament of Australia. Currently, Labor has odds of 1.45/1, with the Coalition at 2.7/1.
While Australia operates on a two-party system between the ALP and the Coalition, Sportsbet gave the option for a third party to win at odds of 51/1.