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Australian Liberals in meltdown after Turnbull is ousted by Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott is one of the most conservative members of the Liberal Party, socially and economically. He is a fierce opponent of the Liberal Party's deal with Kevin Rudd on climate change. The Liberals have now had four leaders in two years. Anyone want to bet that it won't soon be five?

The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

A General Election is very likely soon. Rudd enjoys very high approval ratings and the Liberals have rarely been more divided.  Kevin Andrews MP, a Liberal critic of Turnbull, argues, however, that opposition to Rudd's green measures may give the Liberals a potent electoral issue.

Update: Speaking to a friend downunder he gave me this warning: "Climate change fundamentalism has wrecked our conservative coalition. Be careful it doesn't wreck yours."


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