Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Wins Leadership Challenge

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'Where are this prime minister's convictions?' .

Asked if he'd lost confidence in Turnbull's leadership, Abbott on Monday called for an energy policy the government could take to the election and win.

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

Conservatives, led by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, argue reducing emissions puts Australia at an economic disadvantage after the United States withdrew from the Paris accord in 2017.

The fact is, the result today was an overwhelming vote of support for the Prime Minister.

The Nationals were furious when they found out about the NEG changes from news sources and Mr Turnbull in a room full of lobbyists.

A report in Sydney's Daily Telegraph injected leadership speculation into the centre of Turnbull's already highly hard battle to curb a backbench rebellion over the government's National Energy Guarantee (NEG).

However, it has been the issue of power prices that has hit a particularly raw nerve with Coalition lawmakers.

SYDNEY-Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a leadership challenge on Tuesday, as he struggles to pass key pieces of his legislative agenda and keep members of his party in line.

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Rumors of a leadership spill were already circulating over the weekend.

Many backbenchers, including those in Queensland, Victoria and NSW, who fear election annihilation, are egging-on Mr Dutton to challenge.

On Monday, Mr Turnbull attempted to blunt conflict within the government by abandoning plans to set an emissions reduction target in legislation.

Mr Dutton is seen by some in the Coalition as being about to fight back against One Nation, taking votes from the party's Right flank.

Despite his public silence, it is understood that Dutton on Friday privately told Turnbull that he was comfortable with the government's energy policy.

According to the financial daily, Dutton has started mapping out a policy agenda including immigration curbs, cheaper energy, and greater spending on health, education, aged care, and agriculture.

"We know that instability undermines the ability of any government to get anything done". Unity is absolutely critical.

Whether a leadership change would be a good idea or not, Mr Atkins believed it could happen soon.

Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was ousted by his deputy Julia Gillard in 2010.

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Mr Morrison fronted up to be interviewed by Leigh Sales because Mr Turnbull himself declined the invitation.

The leadership challenge is the latest development in what has been a turbulent period for Australian politics.

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.

It's really important that we put these differences - there are always differences in political parties, of course - it's important that we put differences behind us and get on with our job of looking after the 25 million Australians who have put us here.

Australia's stock market also fell more than one percent on Tuesday, its biggest drop in five months. "People are a "disgrace" or "appalling, ' they're 'totally incompetent" and so it goes on", he wrote in the Australian Financial Review. "They vote based on how they feel".

He also said that under a new law, any government that wanted to change the target in the future would have to inform Australians of what impact it may have on their power bill.

Mr Dutton said his next step was "to make sure I can prosecute the sort of messages I just spoke about and that is the only thing I am focused on". "Labor will do well in the next polls".

Mr Shorten has written to the prime minister asking that all major decisions be paused until the leadership question is resolved.

Eric Abetz has said that, based on how things have gone in the past, we're probably looking at another challenge and, for the first time in his freakish laugh, this motherfucker is probably right.

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