Airdate: Liberals in Power

Chris Kenny hosts a 2 part doco on the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison prime ministerships from 2013-2022.

SKY News presenter Chris Kenny fronts a two part political documentary, Liberals in Power, delving into the inner workings of the Liberal Party under the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison prime ministerships from 2013-2022.

The doco promises fresh revelations from senior political players about the triumph and treachery during a turbulent period of power.

“It is incredible that after the lessons of the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd era, the Liberal Party tumbled down the same path of leadership turmoil. In interviews with the senior players, it seems they can hardly believe it either. That this unfolded while the nation grappled with an ominous strategic environment when an increasingly belligerent China targeted Australia, and while we grappled with a once in a generation pandemic challenge, only raised the stakes and made the drama more compelling. These governments delivered significant achievements for the nation, but in the end the Liberal Party is left to do some serious soul-searching about its future,” said Kenny.

Despite Tony Abbott’s vow that his team would not repeat the turmoil of the Labor Party’s Rudd-Gillard-Rudd revolving governments, the Liberal Party was beset by its own fierce tension and rivalry. Yet, in three terms plagued by unprecedented challenges, significant achievements were made in restoring the integrity of the nation’s borders, securing free trade deals, standing up to China and forging a historic new tripartite defence agreement.

This raw and unfiltered tell-all relies on interviews with some of the key players to share a behind-the-scenes look at the intricacies of the party infighting, revealing new insights into backtracked promises and why members turned on each other.

The documentary journeys through the unimaginable highs and lows of the COVID-19 pandemic, the secret negotiation of the AUKUS military pact, and the bitter Labor Party takedown of the Coalition over its alleged “women problem” that ultimately preceded former Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s election failure, and the end of nine years of Liberal party rule.

Monday 13 November and Tuesday 14 November at 8pm on SKY News.

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