The Liberals Have Shut Down Parliament So They Can Sort Their Leadership Issues Out

So who's in charge?

The Liberals Have Shut Down Parliament So They Can Sort Their Leadership Issues Out AAP

The Turnbull government has adjourned parliament until September 10  so they can actually figure out tho their party leader is.

Malcolm Turnbull has been told he no longer has majority support in the Liberal party room, with Peter Dutton expected to win a ballot once a meeting can be convened.

So far 13 ministers have resigned, stepping up pressure on the prime minister to quit.

Bill Shorten has said the party should hang their heads in shame: 

"We see a government and a Liberal Party who know they need to focus on the needs of the people, but they just cannot help themselves."

"I said on Tuesday that this is a government which had lost the will to live. But I don’t even think on Tuesday we could have seen the cannibalistic behaviour of a government who is eating itself alive. There is no doubt in my mind that the people of Australia think that the system is broken"

 

Mr Shorten said adjourning parliament was a clear admission of failure and the coalition should hang their heads in shame.

"The government may adjourn the parliament, but they cannot outrun the weight of failure of this government," he said.

"If anyone needs to depart from this place, it is not the parliament, it is this government of Australia who has lost the confidence not just of its own backbench, not just of the opposition, you've lost the confidence of everyday Australians.

"Shame on you."

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