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'Just call Jacinda': Lisa Wilkinson pens extraordinary open letter to ScoMo begging him to 'start the healing' by asking New Zealand's prime minister for advice

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 19/05/2019 Lauren Ferri and Alana Mazzoni

Media personality Lisa Wilkinson has penned an open letter to re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison following his shock victory, congratulating him while also begging him to 'start the healing'. 

Lisa Wilkinson posing for the camera: Media personality Lisa Wilkinson (pictured) has penned an open letter to re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison following his shock victory © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Media personality Lisa Wilkinson (pictured) has penned an open letter to re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison following his shock victory Mr Morrison's surprise election victory has been deemed a miracle, with the prime minister himself calling Australia the greatest country in the world.

However, Ms Wilkinson - a TV host and journalist - took to Ten Daily to slam the toxic culture of Australian politics and urged the re-elected prime minister to provide 'real leadership' with a 'genuinely clear direction'. 

In her letter, she writes that Australia is currently a broken-hearted nation due to the toxicity of the country's politics.

a group of people around each other: Scott Morrison's (pictured with his family) surprise election victory has been deemed a miracle, with the prime minister himself calling Australia the greatest country in the world. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Scott Morrison's (pictured with his family) surprise election victory has been deemed a miracle, with the prime minister himself calling Australia the greatest country in the world.

'We are sick and tired of the energy spent on infighting, political pointscoring and the tribal, factional warfare of recent years. We are aching for inspiring solutions put together by serious people, at a time when we are facing serious problems,' Ms Wilkinson said.

She details the horrors of climate change and mental issues plaguing people across the country, homelessness, gender inequality and domestic violence.

'Most of us now fear the kind of planet we are leaving behind for our kids and grandkids,' she wrote.

The TV host begs Mr Morrison to look past economic politics and see what 'true leadership with a united party' can do in building a socially strong Australia.

Ms Wilkinson wished the prime minister luck with the next three years, finishing the letter with a nod to New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern, who was widely praised for her reaction to the Christchurch mosque attack.

'If you're ever in doubt when those big decision-making moments arise, when all the nation turns its lonely eyes to you, if despite all your best efforts you find that wisdom is failing you, can you do us a favour? Just call Jacinda,' she said.

Jacinda Ardern holding a sign: Ms Wilkinson wished the prime minister luck with the next three years, finishing the letter with a nod to New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern (pictured) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Ms Wilkinson wished the prime minister luck with the next three years, finishing the letter with a nod to New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern (pictured)

Ms Wilkinson's reaction to the shock victory came as other sad and angry celebrities shared their rage towards the result.  

Television personality Meshel Laurie let off a barrage of tweets, airing her disappointment over the Coalition's return to power. 

'Australians are dumb, mean-spirited and greedy. Accept it,' she posted on Saturday night, as the Liberal Party clinched a surprise victory. 

Shortly afterwards, the comedian followed up by saying 'the only thing left to look forward to in a AUSTRALIA is Schadenfreude,' a German word for getting pleasure from other people's misfortunes. 

a close up of Meshel Laurie: Television personality Meshel let out a barrage of Tweets, airing her disappointment over the Liberal Party's return to power © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Television personality Meshel let out a barrage of Tweets, airing her disappointment over the Liberal Party's return to power a screenshot of a cell phone: The Project panelist Meshel Laurie replied to a Twitter user who branded the Opposition's tax policies as 'greedy' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Project panelist Meshel Laurie replied to a Twitter user who branded the Opposition's tax policies as 'greedy'

But she didn't stop there - a Twitter user replied to her saying 'Labor got greedy with too much tax - be honest with yourself...no one likes Shorten' 

The Project panelist hit back, saying 'tax pays for everything outside your house genius. It pays for the hospital you'll die in one day.'  

Writer and broadcaster Yassmin Abdel-Magied declared that 'it's going to be a long three years in Australia' if Scott Morrison is re-elected. 

'Also - a warning to the progressive US counterparts, that even if things look good, ppl may surprise you (again),' Abdel-Magied Tweeted on Saturday night.

Just hours earlier she weighed in on Tony Abbott's loss of his seat of Waringah, which he held for 25 years. 

'Even listening to this tony speech makes me shudder... at least he's not PM any more. Oh but wait, when he gets his talk show we won't be able to stop him from speaking,' she wrote. 

Yassmin Abdel-Magied standing posing for the camera: Famously left-wing writer and broadcaster Yassmin Abdel-Magied declared that 'it's going to be a long three years in Australia' if Scott Morrison is re-elected © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Famously left-wing writer and broadcaster Yassmin Abdel-Magied declared that 'it's going to be a long three years in Australia' if Scott Morrison is re-elected a screenshot of a cell phone: The outspoken engineer-turned-writer also took the opportunity to call out 'progressive US counterparts' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The outspoken engineer-turned-writer also took the opportunity to call out 'progressive US counterparts'

Social commentator and Sunrise regular Jane Caro also shared her dismay at the prospect of a Coalition government. 

'Australia. If the LNP wins we have decided to be a backward looking country in a backwater. I wish I was a New Zealander,' the novelist Tweeted in the midst of election results being counted. 

Outspoken author Clementine Ford didn't hold back with her Tweets either.

'Thinking of my son and his little friends and crying over the climate destroyed, bulls**t world Australian voters are determined to leave him,' the feminist writer wrote.  

Former prominent radio host Mike Carlton even declared 'we may have to declare war on Queensland,' after dramatic swings in the sunshine state all but secured the election win for the Coalition. 

Jane Caro posing for the camera: Social commentator and Sunrise regular Jane Caro also shared her dismay at the prospect of a Coalition government, declaring 'if the LNP wins we have decided to be a backward looking country in a backwater. I wish I was a New Zealander' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Social commentator and Sunrise regular Jane Caro also shared her dismay at the prospect of a Coalition government, declaring 'if the LNP wins we have decided to be a backward looking country in a backwater. I wish I was a New Zealander'

'F***. Fifty years ago, Labor lost the 1969 Don's Party election. History repeats itself: first as tragedy, then as farce.'

He then said 'WA has gone to s**t too,' after early results suggested WA was following suit with the rest of the country's votes.  

Liberal voters have been celebrating after the election was called for Scott Morrison.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Former prominent radio host Mike Carlton even declared 'we may have to declare war on Queensland,' after dramatic swings in the sunshine state all but secured the election win for the Coalition © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Former prominent radio host Mike Carlton even declared 'we may have to declare war on Queensland,' after dramatic swings in the sunshine state all but secured the election win for the Coalition The result was called shortly after 9.30pm AEST - as results began to be called in Western Australia.

Labor struggled to pick up enough seats even in Melbourne, in its strongest state Victoria, and has lost electorates in Brisbane, north Queensland, western Sydney and Tasmania.

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