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Monday, 14 September 2015

Malcolm Turnbull: Prime Minister - defeats Tony Abbott in Liberal leadership spill to become prime minister of Australia

Malcolm Turnbull has defeated Tony Abbott in Liberal leadership spill to become prime minister of Australia.

In news that will likely shock our overseas friends (are we becoming Italy, with all our new heads of country comparable to Italy), Australia has a new prime minister.



Turnbull became the new leader of the Liberal Party of Australia, winning the leadership ballot 54-44 to become Prime Minister. Malcolm Turnbull will become Australia's 29th prime minister of Australia.

Read more in smh.com.au here.

Joe Hockey will likely be dumped as Treasurer and replaced with Scott Morrison.

Photo: SMH/Andrew Meares - Prime Minister designate Malcolm Turnbull with re-elected Deputy Liberal Leader Julie Bishop on Monday night. 

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