Cabinet, party room supportive: Turnbull

24 August, 2018, 07:56 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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Press Conference with the Foreign Minister, the Hon. "It's about what's going to give Australians the best possible energy system that delivers affordable, reliable power".

Ulhmann said the people he had spoken to indicated they would make a move "sooner rather than later".

So, Australians expect us to be focused on them, talking about their issues.

And Labor read the strategy quickly, with Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek telling Parliament Mr Turnbull had "a cold, shrivelled soul".

"There's no doubt that when one major party is tearing itself apart over leadership and that major party happens to be the party of government, the other major party in opposition benefits", said Nick Economou, senior lecturer in politics at Monash University in Melbourne. Unity is absolutely critical.

He has promised to impose a "price expectation" on energy retailers to bring down electricity bills.

For one thing, Labor leader Bill Shorten's central involvement in deposing two prime ministers when his party was last in office has left a bad taste with voters.

Liberal members see Turnbull as "the best Labor leader the Liberals ever had", criticizing his push for same-sex marriage, his support for an Australian republic, and other causes favored by Labor and other left-wing parties.

You can not deny the achievements of our Government.

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 are seeing the strongest economic growth we have had for a long time, and previous year was the strongest jobs growth in the history of the country".

Peter Dutton on the backbench during question time on Tuesday.

On Monday Turnbull had declared he had Dutton's "full support".

The prime minister on Monday announced that he had abandoned his plan to legislate the emissions target; a move that was described by many as a desperate attempt to save his status as leader with pressure mounting.

"Peter Dutton was at our leadership group meeting this morning and he was at the cabinet last night". Ms Sales asked whether there was a "legitimate threat" to the Prime Minister.

Under a law change Mr Dutton voted for, those centres have been receiving direct subsidies from the government since July 2 this year. I have invited him to continue in that office. So, he is resigning.

Treasurer Scott Morrison was less subtle. "I think there is a reasonable case for his disqualification but he also has a reasonable defence".

Dutton, a conservative who has won the support of the powerful right wing of the Liberal Party, resigned from the Cabinet after losing the vote, Sky News reported.

It's a secret ballot, Katharine. "I have gone through what my job is now and that is to make sure that I can help the coalition win the next election", he said.

His resignation has prompted speculation that Dutton is preparing to mount another leadership challenge once he has had more time to gauge his support among the party.

Turnbull's reversal and the political hullabaloo come amid a growing debate about climate change in Australia. "They are looking to cause trouble for the government".

"Our primary vote is low, and we need to get it up to 40% and we can only do that by demonstrating that". Were you anticipating a challenge from Greg Hunt?

Mr Dutton was just seven votes short of being Australia's Prime Minister. This was an overwhelming vote of support for the Prime Minister.

'I don't actually expect a challenge today, but we'll wait and see, ' he told the ABC on Tuesday.

Commenting on the day's events, Shorten said: "Australia has a prime minister in name only - without power, without policies".


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