Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison with South Australian Premier Steven Marshall (Image: AAP/Sam Wundke)

At every point of the compass, the Australian Liberal Party seems to be eating its own.

With election defeats in Western Australia and Queensland, scandals in Tasmania, a total wipeout at the Victorian state election and the New South Wales premier telling reporters she would rather not be seen on the campaign trail with her counterparts, times are not good for the party of the centre-right.