Agreed. ScoMo inherited do.exotic political malaise from Turnbull/Abbot/Gillard/Rudd, but now that he’s won a federal election outright (against the odds and largely by his own effort), he owns it. I’m watching for an indicator he has the ruthlessness which will be required. Haven’t seen it yet. Do hope he has it, though.
If he gets along with POTUS, he will get much help from him to stay strong. I see a lot of a young Trump in Scott.
Fingers crossed, I hope I’m right.