Peter Dutton resigns after Turnbull Wins Liberal leadership spill

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Despite Mr Turnbull's capitulation to energy policy rebels in his ranks, the threat to his leadership did not dissipate.

Malcolm Turnbull's government slumped in an opinion poll, heaping further pressure on the Australian prime minister amid mounting speculation he will face a challenge to his leadership from Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.

Mr Turnbull's original energy policy, which was trying to deliver cheaper energy, more reliability and lower emissions, enjoyed broad support - even in his party room.

With Turnbull struggling to unite the party, local media reported Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton was considering a leadership challenge. "He's given me his absolute support", Turnbull said.

Mr Dutton resigned from his position despite an offer to stay in cabinet, and he refused multiple chances when questioned by reporters to rule out another challenge.

Some of the boasts on his leadership shingle will be challenged.

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

Indeed, there was something verging on the unsettling to witness a smile creeping across the familiar death's head of this scourge of asylum seekers, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from 2014 till 2017, and all-powerful Minister for Home Affairs from a year ago to this day.

"I do think there is a danger for him", she said.

Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party Julie Bishop also spoke briefly, having successfully retained her position after no one contested her for the role.

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We need to improve little things, but we played good with the ball. I have two years left on my contract and we'll see what happens. I don't want to talk about it yet.

Before the ballot, Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg had warned government colleagues that they would lose popularity if they dumped Mr. Turnbull.

"We can not allow internal issues to undermine our work", Turnbull told reporters in Canberra. With almost six prime ministers in eight years, why is the previously stable "Lucky Country" suddenly so politically treacherous?

The party can change their leader at any time, although until recently it was highly unusual for a sitting prime minister to be removed from power.

In his parliamentary register of interest, Mr Dutton lists himself as a beneficiary of RHT Family Trust - along with his wife and children. If other Ministers, Cabinet Ministers or junior ministers who voted for Peter Dutton this morning, should they follow him and resign? I very much want to support the government and make sure the Coalition can win the next election".

"If we are fighting amongst ourselves, guess what, when the voters go to the election, they'll mark us down as they should", Mr Laundy said. Mr. Abbott told the ABC outside Parliament House on Monday night.

One Liberal said the strong show of support for Mr Dutton among Queensland MPs had sent a "shockwave" through the party room because they had given up on Mr Turnbull and were determined to secure a change in the government's direction.

Abbott was then unseated by Turnbull.

Asked on Nine whether Dutton was going to have a crack at the leadership, Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne said "absolutely not".

Mr Dutton represents Dickson, a marginal seat in the south east. We don't take it for granted, but what I say to all those who didn't vote for the Prime Minister; we now have the opportunity to focus on what the electorate want to hear from us. "I'm very proud of the fact that I got children out of detention - we've moved now nearly 400 people off Manus and Nauru that Labor put there, and that is a significant achievement".

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