Turnbull remains Liberal leader, holding off challenge from Peter Dutton

Treasurer Scott Morrison has rejected claims the Turnbull government's energy policy is dead

The move triggers a cabinet reshuffle amid recriminations over the cabinet ministers who are suspected of fuelling some of the instability in recent days, raising questions over whether any of Mr Dutton's allies may also stand down.

"My view is my view", he said when asked where his personal support lay.

On Monday, reports emerged that Queensland Liberal-National Party President Gary Spence had been calling on MPs to drop their support for Mr Turnbull in favour of Mr Dutton.

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

But Treasurer Scott Morrison said was "fully supportive" of the Prime Minister.

Peter Dutton is a senior conservative voice in the government who was identified as the major leadership rival to Mr Turnbull.

"There is a high transaction cost from changing leaders".

"I don't actually expect a challenge today, but we'll wait and see", he told the ABC on Tuesday. Many were looking to Peter Dutton, the hardline...

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ditched plans for the country to reach emissions targets aimed at combatting climate change.

"They want us to know that we should be concentrating on the things that are important to them". "And it was a conversion of convenience this morning".

Damian Drum, a lawmaker in The Nationals' party, a junior coalition partner, called on Abbott to resign from Parliament instead of destabilizing the government.

Political reporters have speculated a leadership spill could make way for Tony Abbott. "That's exactly what he's been - a wrecker, and he needs to get out of the joint".

Mr Dutton tweeted on Saturday that he supported the prime minister.

Turnbull, considered a moderate, declared his position vacant at a Liberal party meeting to force the issue after rampant speculation that the more hardline Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton wanted his job, with the government consistently trailing the Labor opposition in opinion polls.

Treasurer Scott Morrison will step in as acting minister, taking over the crucial portfolio in charge of Immigration, the federal police and Australia's lead intelligence agencies.

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