Australian prime minister declares leadership open: spokesman

The numbers are against Australia's former prime minister Tony Abbott but he has history on his side

The numbers are against Australia's former prime minister Tony Abbott but he has history on his side

However, a state election in the state of Victoria scheduled for late November is seen limiting Turnbull to dates before the end of October if he meant to hold a national poll this year.

"He said to me that he doesn't feel he can remain in the cabinet, having challenged me to the leadership of the party, and so he is resigning", he said.

But former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who was replaced by Turnbull in a ballot of government lawmakers in 2015, was not convinced that Turnbull had given up on reducing Australia's greenhouse gas emissions by 26% below 2005 levels through legislation.

Mr Dutton could unseat Mr Turnbull by gaining another seven votes, leading to a tie that would make the Prime Minister's position untenable.

John Hewson, a former leader of the Liberal party who is now with the Australian National University's school of public policy, said Mr Turnbull was wounded and another challenge was likely within weeks.

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Embattled Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a leadership challenge from within his own party on Tuesday (Aug 21) as discontent with his rule boiled over less than a year before national elections. Liberal MPs who spoke to the Oz told the paper a significant number of cabinet ministers and members of the outer ministry were ready to support Dutton should a leadership challenge arise.

Dutton refused to rule out another tilt at the top job, saying he made his move in the belief that he had the best chance of steering the party to an election victory. "They hate it when we are talking about each other", he said. Turnbull caved in, triggering the leadership ballot.

Mr Drum said Mr Dutton was not well known in Western Australia and would have to remake himself before an election if he won the leadership from Mr Turnbull.

"You've got a choice between Malcolm Turnbull, who hasn't been enormously popular in WA, and then another contender that no one in Western Australia has probably heard much of, or is that familiar with", Dr Drum said.

It is the latest chapter in a turbulent period for Australian politics. He later returned the favour and stormed back to power in 2013 shortly before losing the election to Abbott's Liberal/National coalition.

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"He has done an outstanding job as Home Affairs Minister, the first home in our country's history, and I want to thank him for his work", said Mr Turnbull.

The plan, which Turnbull has flipped on multiple times in recent days, effectively legislates what the country agreed to as part of the Paris Climate Accord. But he has since railed against the commitment he made.

The government has trailed the centre-left opposition Labor Party in most opinion polls since the last election in 2016.

A Fairfax-Ipsos poll published on Monday showed 55 per cent of voters surveyed supported Labor and only 45 per cent supported the government.

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