Turnbull government chaos escalates amid more ministerial resignations and a formal request for a second spill
Speaking of Kevin Rudd, he’s entered the current fracas to offer a warning.
I’m sure we all remember Dutton walking out as Rudd delivered his apology to the stolen generations. For that reason alone, Rudd says Dutton should never by prime minister.
A grown man, experienced politician who knew what he was doing – sending a dog-whistle to racist sentiment. A question of character. For this reason alone, he should never be Prime Minister
Dutton was an MP for 7 years and was 38 when he boycotted the apology to first Australians. A grown man, experienced politician who knew what he was doing – sending a dog-whistle to racist sentiment. A question of character.For this reason alone, he should never be Prime Minister
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So, the crucial question. Where are we at with this petition? The numbers are still very, very unclear. It’s thought Dutton would need 43 signatures to overwhelm Turnbull and force him into a party room meeting, which would then force a second ballot for the leadership.
Is it a bluff? Well, Turnbull certainly thinks so. You’ll remember he’s already called for Dutton to put up or shut up. He’s saying “show me evidence of the petition and the required signatures, and I’ll call a meeting”.