A recent poll conducted by the Federated Union of Conservative Knaves has shown most Australians are surprised to hear Malcolm Turnbull is still Prime Minister of Australia almost four months after his ascension to power.
With Australian politics having descended into a bloody brawl over the last few years (reigned in only by Australia being a signatory to the nuclear non-proliferation pact), most Australians have grown to expect weekly talk of political coups and monthly leadership changes, and the recent calm has been likened to being isolated in the eye of a tornado.
It is rumoured political commentators are increasingly asking the minor parties to step up and fill the current leadership ruction void facing everyday Australians. Lobbyists, seeking perhaps to short-cut the process, are engaged in aggressive negotiations to have both Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott vie for the leadership of every party. (This is expected to result in Julie Bishop running for the deputy leader of all parties, regardless of who wins the leadership as well.)
Before people begin panicking about political certainty, it should be noted the Federated Union of Conservative Knaves typically only conducts polls of right-leaning politicians and billionaires on the basis of fulfilling their charter of only talking to people who matter.
Australians can however rest assured that with a federal election required this year, this unnatural calm in politics will soon come to a bloody end.