National Cabinet was established on March 13, 2020, to co-ordinate the national response to the Covid crisis. It consists of the prime minister, six state premiers and two territory chief ministers.
Three of those nine have moved on in just two months. The latest came on Tuesday. The recent scorecard:
March 19: Liberal premier Steven Marshall defeated by Labor’s Peter Malinauskas in South Australian election.
April 4: Liberal Peter Gutwein quits as premier of Tasmania, saying he can no longer give 110% to the job.
May 10: Labor’s Michael Gunner quits as chief minister of the Northern Territory, citing a wish to be with his family.
May 21, and another one bites the dust?