Australia foreign minister Bishop to run for PM

Australia leadership bid

The prime minister has lost 13 ministers, including loyalist Mathias Cormann, after they told him the numbers had moved behind Mr Dutton, who lost Tuesday's leadership vote 48-35.

"I can not underline too much how important it is that anyone who seeks to be prime minister of Australia is eligible to be a member of parliament", Turnbull said.

MALCOLM Turnbull is still prime minister for now, but Peter Dutton, Julie Bishop and Scott Morrison are preparing to fight it out if a Liberal leadership challenge is called.

Turnbull ousted his predecessor, Prime Minister Tony Abbott, a Dutton ally, in the same way nearly three years ago.

"I was wanting to continue to support Malcolm Turnbull for years to come as leader of the Liberal Party".

And, he defended the prime minister's demand for 43 signatures, as part of the process.

Several ministers have tendered their resignations.

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Within the Liberal Party it is up to the leader to determine a partyroom meeting and Mr Turnbull, fighting for time, was never going to call a meeting in the dead of a cold Canberra night.

That sort of result, well outside the bounds of normal margins of error, spooked many MPs who were already anxious by Mr Turnbull's approach to energy policy.

Karen Middleton talks to TRT World from Canberra, Australia about what led to Malcolm Turnbull losing his support base.

The government adjourned the lower house of parliament early on Thursday to focus on the leadership debacle, prompting opposition Labor leader Bill Shorten to tell Liberals in parliament, "Shame on you".

They join at least 10 other ministers who have either resigned or offered to.

He went on to add that he would step down if motions for a second contest passed.

However, he said if his colleagues at the meeting told him they wanted a vote, he would not contest his job and would leave parliament. The names would provide proof that a majority of his government had abandoned him.

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While this predictable political push for an early election appears unlikely to succeed, the expected demise of the Turnbull government is likely to see another major ministerial reshuffle, with supporters of the successful candidates likely to win key cabinet portfolios. "But I can't ignore reality".

"If this occurs, I will still attend National Party meetings if invited".

At the same time, media reports were claiming Treasurer Scott Morrison was likely to stand for party leadership if the position is vacated.

After the outpouring of attention Wednesday evening from Australia, Dutton thanked his well-wishers for support, pledged to bring his popcorn to Australia but said he had to get back to his 20-week pregnant wife.

The opposition narrowly lost a vote in Parliament that would have sent Dutton to court to determine whether he is eligible to be a prime minister.

Furious opposition lawmakers argued against the motion to adjourn the House of Representatives until September 10.

Notwithstanding these caveats, the substance of the Solicitor-General's opinion is that there was no "agreement" between RHT Investments, the company owned by Mr Dutton's family trust, and the Commonwealth, and therefore "no agreement in which Mr Dutton could have an indirect pecuniary interest by virtue of his status as a beneficiary of the RHT Family Trust". Some constitutional lawyers say there are areas of doubt.

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