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Old 14th September 2015, 08:05 PM
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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called a leadership ballot for tonight, and says he is confident of beating challenger Malcolm Turnbull.
In an extraordinary move, Mr Turnbull this afternoon announced plans to contest the Liberal leadership.
His supporters believe he has the numbers to win, and he has secured the backing of deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop, which is considered crucial.
The ABC understands Ms Bishop is officially Mr Turnbull's running mate and if Tony Abbott is victorious she will not serve under him.
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Old 14th September 2015, 09:10 PM
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Default Re: Tony Abbott leadership challenge

Either way there are going to be a few by-elections after this I think.
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Old 14th September 2015, 09:52 PM
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And Malcolm Turnbull is now Prime Minister.
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Old 14th September 2015, 09:54 PM
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Beyond the debate over numbers there is an argument over what kind of refugees should be accepted.
Government ministers, like Malcolm Turnbull, have argued for accepting more Syrian Christians, and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has nominated minorities like the Yazidis.
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Shortest political thread in forum history?
Good ridance but the problem is that Turnbull can probably win an election,
Mr Rabbit had no hope.
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Old 14th September 2015, 10:28 PM
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Shortest political thread in forum history?
Good ridance but the problem is that Turnbull can probably win an election,
Mr Rabbit had no hope.
Aye. Would it have been better to let Abbott continue wrecking but at least lose the next election soundly? I don't know. Malcolm can make a mess himself, especially if he wins the next election, but I suspect he will be a better prime minister than Abbott could ever hope to be.
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Old 14th September 2015, 10:31 PM
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Full Article...
That's the article I was looking for.
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Aye. Would it have been better to let Abbott continue wrecking but at least lose the next election soundly? ...
Tuff call that one, which will do the least harm, long or short term.
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...he will be a better prime minister than Abbott could ever hope to be.
It would be really hard not to.
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Does this mean we now need a "The Malcolm Turnbull" thread?
Aye, we do. And here 'tis.
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Old 15th September 2015, 09:44 AM
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I'll kick off. For the political watchers, link to ABC's live blog on "the first day".

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-1...nister/6775958
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