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If You Think You Could Tweet For The Prime Minister, Your Time Is Now

The PM is hiring up to four new social media advisers.

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When asked by BuzzFeed News about the new push into Facebook Live, a source in the PM's office said Turnbull hoped "to make Facebook Live his version talkback radio".

Unlike former PMs John Howard and Kevin Rudd, who used morning spots on talkback radio and TV to connect with so-called "real voters", Turnbull is trying to spread the word via Facebook.

Along with the Facebook Live videos the new social media team has its own dedicated Twitter account under the handle @thePMO.

The Prime Minister with Premier Li at the SCG today for the @AFL match between @sydneyswans and @PAFC.

Ahead of the Budget the new social media advisers will resurrect Turnbull's Snapchat account, which was launched and then disregarded during last year's election, and post Instagram and Facebook stories.


Mark Di Stefano is a political editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.

Contact Mark Di Stefano at mark.distefano@buzzfeed.com.

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