Scott Morrison debuts bald head, blames Covid on losing election, shares life on Facebook
Scott Morrison debuts his brand new look as the deposed Prime Minister explains WHY he thinks he lost the election and bores his Facebook followers with his return to suburban life
- Scott Morrison will tell the Koreans he saved Australia during the pandemic at a price
- Former Prime Minister attends a leadership summit in Seoul on Thursday
- He will say the public response to the pandemic was what caused his shocking election loss
- Its new look bare dome is reminiscent of former Liberal Prime Minister John Howard’s
- The conference is his first major public address since he returned to the county
Scott Morrison has done what many are doing after his breakup – as he shrugs off his devastating loss in May’s federal election and embraces a shiny new haircut.
Morrison arrived in Seoul on Thursday to discuss his government’s pandemic response, explain why he lost his job and debut his bald spot among world leaders.
The laid-back lifestyle of the $217,000 official with a sweet base salary didn’t save his hairline — he now has a signature Howard-esque bald spot, which he showed in a photo with former US Vice President Mike Pence.
Mr Morrison will deliver his speech at the Asian Leadership Conference hosted by the Korean daily Chosun Ilbo, after Mr Pence gave a glowing review of Australia’s role during the global pandemic.
South Sydney local Cronulla will also shrug with Michelle Obama and met Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at the annual conference.
Mr Morrison had a bald spot from John Howard when he spoke with former US Vice President Mike Pence at the Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul (pictured)
He made time on his international trip to watch the Queensland State of Origin win Wednesday night (Australian time), posting a photo to his social media of a television in a hotel room.
At the conference, Mr Morrison will talk about how Australia has outperformed most countries in economic and health outcomes during the pandemic.
But he will also admit that his government’s response to Covid in 2020 and 2021 also came at the expense of his top job.
A key feature of Australia’s unique Covid-19 response has been the establishment of the National Cabinet Meetings, involving the Prime Ministers of all Australian states.
Mr Morrison has posted a few photos on social media as the well-paid backbencher collects his salary and mows the lawns (pictured)
It was a move that Morrison says was critical to Australia’s performance during the pandemic, but he still insists it led to its downfall.
“Leadership often requires you to take the brunt of the mission you’re on,” he says in his speech.
“This was certainly the case when it came to governing our federation during the pandemic.
“A crisis demanded that you curb your natural defensive domestic political instincts to focus on the bigger work and the bigger picture. It couldn’t be politics as usual.
That said, despite all the critics, the National Cabinet has proven its worth in the results we have been able to achieve together. And I haven’t heard a better alternative yet.’
The former prime minister will say he “just had to deal with it” and said he understood many Australians were confused by the system.
‘When we disagreed, it caused great frustration among the public. While such disagreement was inevitable, many Australians found it difficult to understand why the Prime Minister couldn’t just make the decisions,” he says.
At home, Mr Morrison kept a low profile and occasionally posted to show off his South Sydney lifestyle.
Social media posts suggest Mr Morrison has had more time to practice the ukulele after a clip of him playing ‘April Sun in Cuba’ went viral
The avid home cook has continued to share photos of his curries on social media, even after his departure from the prime minister role (pictured)
Curries dominate Mr Morrison’s social media feeds, taking the comments of his own posts to share various recipes from Indian cookbooks.
The Cronulla Sharks have also had their fair share of promotion on the backbencher page.
The former prime minister regularly posts match results and photos of himself at matches.
He has also posted a photo of two ukulele guides showing that he has continued his passion even after a widely derided television interview featuring his rendition of Dragon’s “April Sun in Cuba.”
A photo of the common man attempting to mow grass has also made it to his social media.