the Queen of England’s husband Prince Philip on Jan. 26, his leadership
has been the centre of intense speculation among those in the know in
Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory, where parliament is held.
she was not challenging the leadership of Abbott, despite many
Australian news publications reporting disenchantment with the
leadership of the coalition government.
the back bench asking for support, I am not counting any numbers,
I will not challenge the leader
I will not challenge the leader,” Bishop said in a statement.
Liberal backbenchers had spoken out against the prime minister and were
in revolt against the current leadership.
leadership issue “needs to be resolved and if Tuesday is the appropriate
time to talk about it and discuss it with the prime minister, then they
need to do so.”
and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton begged his colleagues to not turn
against the leadership. He said the prime minister had admitted his
mistakes and now just needed time to improve on those indiscretions.
colleagues, and, most importantly, to Australians,” Dutton told ABC’s 7:30 Report.
“He’s made it very clear he’s not going to stand down … I want the
prime minister elected only 16 months ago to have a fair go.”
during which he addressed his poor choice in deciding the knighthood of
Prince Philip and pulled his controversial Paid Parental Leave scheme.
By the Twitter flutter from political insiders, it seems it may have all
been too late for Abbott.
Abbott is seen as “arrogant, out of touch and erratic” by the Australian public.
Abbott is seen as “arrogant, out of touch and erratic” by
the Australian public. It also showed that Foreign Minister Julie Bishop
is inching up on Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull as the
public’s choice to lead the government — with Bishop on 21% and Turnbull
attracting 24% of those surveyed. Tony Abbott sat on a mere 11%.
it seems some within the government have other plans. Whether he
survives the storm should be clearer after a party room
meeting next Tuesday, where a party vote may be called, and perhaps the
Australian public will know whether it is really D-Day for the man they
voted into power.
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