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Australia has a new Prime Minister. Tony Abbott dumped

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Malcolm Turnbull overthrows Tony Abbott to be new Prime Minister

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Malcolm Turnbull will become Australia’s 29th Prime Minister after Liberal MPs voted to dump Tony Abbott two years into his first term.

Mr Turnbull prevailed in a party room ballot tonight 54 votes to 44, with one informal.

Just days out from the Canning by-election, the Prime Minister decided to spill leadership positions a few hours after Mr Turnbull moved against him.

Her intervention, which Mr Abbott asked to be kept secret, was followed by Mr Turnbull formally notifying the PM of a challenge after Question Time.

Announcing his intentions to reporters, Mr Turnbull savaged Mr Abbott’s style, substance and leadership.

“The Prime Minister has not been capable of providing the economic leadership our nation needs. He has not been capable of providing the economic confidence that business needs,” Mr Turnbull said.

“We need a different style of leadership... a style of leadership that respects the people’s intelligence, that explains these complex issues and then sets out the course of action we believe we should take and makes a case for it. We need advocacy, not slogans.”

Mr Turnbull said the Government needed a more consultative PM.

“We need to restore traditional Cabinet government. There must be an end to policy on the run and captain’s calls. We need to be truly consultative with colleagues, members of Parliament, senators and the wider public,” he said.

Foreign Minister Ms Bishop, who has been Liberal Party deputy since 2007, triggered yesterday’s showdown, visiting the PM before Question Time to inform him he had lost the support of the backbench and much of the ministry.

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For Labor's sake I would have preferred Abbott to stay on as they had a better chance of winning the next election. Turnbull for a Liberal is ok. I cant stand the Liberal party and what they stand for

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For Labor's sake I would have preferred Abbott to stay on as they had a better chance of winning the next election. Turnbull for a Liberal is ok. I cant stand the Liberal party and what they stand for

I am feeling the same way. I can't stand Tony Abbott but if he stayed leader, Labor would have romped home in the next election. Will be interesting to see if Malcolm Turnbull can stay true to his vision but will be hard with so many religious conservatives in the Liberal Party. Is a relief though to not have Abbott as PM.

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I am feeling the same way. I can't stand Tony Abbott but if he stayed leader, Labor would have romped home in the next election. Will be interesting to see if Malcolm Turnbull can stay true to his vision but will be hard with so many religious conservatives in the Liberal Party. Is a relief though to not have Abbott as PM.

Totally agree. Also, why are they called "liberal" exactly? They're so EXTREMELY conservative that it has to be ironic.

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Totally agree. Also, why are they called "liberal" exactly? They're so EXTREMELY conservative that it has to be ironic.

I know. They are the opposite of Liberal.

As always, the evil Rupert Murdoch is tweeting about what a decent man Tony Abbott is and advising the Liberal party to have the election soon before Labor changes their leader Bill Shorten. His papers are so right wing and their most promoted writer is a right wing, racist, sexist, union-bashing creep called Andrew Bolt. Everytime you read one of his articles, he is either promoting his friend Tony Abbott, complaining about Aboriginals, having a go at anyone who believes in climate change, wanting to ban abortion and bashing unions and defending bosses getting rid of penalty rates.

Malcolm Turnball has more mainstream views. He is for gay marriage and fighting climate change but had to promise the ultra conservative and religious factions that he would not try to enforce his beliefs. To some in the party, they consider him to be more Labor than Liberal. He will be hampered by the conservative factions. So many Australian people could not stand Tony Abbott and are glad he is gone.

Sorry about the rant but Murdoch's bias and media manipulation power always angers me.

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Can't wait till that interfering old cunt Murdoch carks it. He was tweeting similar stuff gloating over the new controversial socialist UK Labour leader; how he's a gift to the Tories. The influence he has is disgusting and undemocratic.

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Can't wait till that interfering old cunt Murdoch carks it. He was tweeting similar stuff gloating over the new controversial socialist UK Labour leader; how he's a gift to the Tories. The influence he has is disgusting and undemocratic.

Loomer, with you all the way with this. I still am livid that he slipped out of the phone hacking scandal. Apparently he is also a Trump lover. So ashamed that he is Australian. He makes me sick to the stomach.

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Can't wait till that interfering old cunt Murdoch carks it. He was tweeting similar stuff gloating over the new controversial socialist UK Labour leader; how he's a gift to the Tories. The influence he has is disgusting and undemocratic.

Oh, come on, dont be so polite .. tell us what you really think! :laugh:

Loomer, with you all the way with this. I still am livid that he slipped out of the phone hacking scandal. Apparently he is also a Trump lover. So ashamed that he is Australian. He makes me sick to the stomach.

Technically he is no longer an Australian citizen, so we can deny all responsibility now!!!!

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Unless Returnball can deftly pivot his party's policies closer to his true convictions on climate change and social issues (e.g marriage equality, a republic) that made him such a darling to the centre and slight-left-of-centre voters, he'll become to be seen as a fraud and simply Abbott-lite. He has up to a year to do this - the poll bounce, which has only really put him on equal pegging with Labor, won't be sustained with the same Abbott polices. Also, if he does proceed to jack up the GST without touching the overly generous superannuation concessions benefiting the rich, maintain the 80 billion in cuts to education and health, then that is ample ammo for Labor. The real pity is that Labor has that drip Shorten leading them and prosecuting the case.

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Unless Returnball can deftly pivot his party's policies closer to his true convictions on climate change and social issues (e.g marriage equality, a republic) that made him such a darling to the centre and slight-left-of-centre voters, he'll become to be seen as a fraud and simply Abbott-lite. He has up to a year to do this - the poll bounce, which has only really put him on equal pegging with Labor, won't be sustained with the same Abbott polices. Also, if he does proceed to jack up the GST without touching the overly generous superannuation concessions benefiting the rich, maintain the 80 billion in cuts to education and health, then that is ample ammo for Labor. The real pity is that Labor has that drip Shorten leading them and prosecuting the case.

Shorten keeps getting worse as well. Sick of changing leaders but they need someone else to lead. When he talks, he goes around in circles and often makes no sense. Turnbull is a very good speaker and leaves him for dead in that regard. People are getting duped with Liberal. I doubt that Turnbull will follow his own somewhat "left" views ( left compared to most of the Libs ) and will mainly tow the party line. Liberal factions are even more toxic than Labor's.

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I can't stand to listen to Shorten he makes me cringe hardcore. Why his colleagues, some of them are outstanding communicators and great at policy, thought he was the best person to lead them COMPLETELY bewilders me.

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I can't stand to listen to Shorten he makes me cringe hardcore. Why his colleagues, some of them are outstanding communicators and great at policy, thought he was the best person to lead them COMPLETELY bewilders me.

Agree totally with you. I do think there will be a change of leadership with the ALP, probably sooner rather than later.

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Agree totally with you. I do think there will be a change of leadership with the ALP, probably sooner rather than later.

Maybe you should apply, you seem reasonable and sensible ;) just don't cry misogyny ever 12 seconds like Gillard ( or Maggie g:) )

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Maybe you should apply, you seem reasonable and sensible ;) just don't cry misogyny ever 12 seconds like Gillard ( or Maggie g:) )

As long as you apply as my Deputy leader. :lol:

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