ScoMo’s website taken over by troll
PRIME Minister Scott Morrison's personal website has been taken over and now plays a lewd rock song called Scotty Doesn't Know.
An internet troll is taking responsibility for claiming the website scottmorrison.com.au after the domain license lapsed overnight.
"So, the PM forgot to renew his website and it expired today … Most fun I've had with $50 in a long time," Jack Genesin wrote on Facebook.
The song about cheating by American band Lustra became famous in after being included in the 2004 teen film EuroTrip.
Mr Morrison will need to buy his website back in order to fix it.
Meanwhile, National Party frontbenchers have tried to hose down speculation some of their colleagues are plotting a coup against leader Michael McCormack.
Former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has made it clear he has ambitions to lead again but says he would only take the job if it was offered to him.
His comments come with Mr McCormack under pressure from some Nationals who describe the deputy prime minister as "ineffective" and believe he's unwilling to stand up to the Liberal party.
Prime Minister Morrison - who ascended to his job in a Liberal leadership spill two months ago - also tried to pour cold water on the Nationals leadership chatter.
"That's just the Canberra bubble going on like it always does," Mr Morrison told the Seven Network.
"Michael McCormack, I've worked closely with him, both previously when I was treasurer and now as a prime minister. We've got a solid coalition which is getting things done."
There has been speculation Mr Joyce's supporters could try to topple him within days, but the deputy prime minister will not be stepping down.
"The fact is I have the majority support in the National Party," Mr McCormack told reporters.
"Not one National Party member has come to me and said they're dissatisfied with anything." Nationals Senator Matt Canavan agrees with his boss, saying nobody has spoken with him about changing leaders either.
"There's absolutely no sentiment for this; we've got enough to do for regional Australia," he told ABC Radio.
Frontbencher Michelle Landry offered a similar line.
"We know that Barnaby Joyce is very ambitious and would want to go back in that role again but now is certainly Michael's time - he's doing a great job," she told the ABC.
Mr McCormack has led the Federal Party since February when Mr Joyce resigned after an affair with a former staffer who gave birth earlier this year. Mr Joyce has confirmed he wants to be Nationals leader again but says he's not actively pursuing it.
"I have not made one call to one colleague asking for a vote," Mr Joyce told Sky News on Wednesday.
"There's been no secret meetings in my room, there's no WhatsApp group, there's no dinner conversations."