Malcolm Turnbull sees off attempted coup by his home affairs minister but could face another vote on his premiership in days

Australia’s embattled prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has survived a leadership challenge from his hardline home affairs minister, but could face a further attempt to unseat him within days.

On a tumultuous and chaotic day in parliament in Canberra,Turnbull defeated Peter Dutton by 48 to 35 in an internal Liberal party vote that took place amid a backbench uprising, as opinion polls showed the government on course for a heavy election defeat.

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