Peter Dutton has told Malcolm Turnbull that he has a majority in the Liberal party room and wants to challenge him again
The ex-Interior Minister has lost a vote on Tuesday with 48 to 35 votes, but now wants one more
" A few minutes ago, I spoke to Malcolm Turnbull to advise him that I believe the majority of the party room is no longer supportive of his leadership, "Dutton tweeted on Thursday.
"Accordingly, I asked him to convene a meeting in the party room where I would challenge the leadership of the Parliamentary Liberal Party."
Mr. Dutton will hold a media conference at 8:10 am in Parliament House.
Two other federal ministers have formally spoken (19659007) Deputy Ministers Michael Sukkar and Zed Seselja have rejected the Prime Minister's offer to remain in their positions and faced a second leadership challenge behind Mr. Dutton 9008] The pair followed Dutton, Concetta Tierravanti-Wells and James McGrath from the front bench.
Mr Sukkar said that the Prime Minister had asked him to provide "unequivocal support" for him in all future votes after he voted against him Tuesday strike
"I am not ready to give you this commitment and formulate my resignation formally, "he wrote on Thursday in a letter to Mr. Turnbull.
Meanwhile, MEP Kevin Hogan has threatened the government and is sitting on the bench if there is another liberal leadership.
Mr. Hogan from the Northern NSW says his community has been fed up with the constant changes in leadership over the last 10 years.
"I will turn the government into censure and offer, any other legislation that I will make on a case-by-case basis," he said Thursday.
A small group of Liberal MPs urges former Home Secretary Dutton to launch a new challenge for Mr Turnbull's leadership
But a new poll shows that a Dutton government would collapse in the election to Bill Shorten, with the Voters would choose the Labor leader for the former Home Secretary.
A defiant Prime Minister, who arrived at the Parliament building with the support of his two most important lieutenants, Treasurer Scott Morrison and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, to his leadership.
The followers of Dutton announced on Wednesday evening a letter in which the party room was required.
It was unclear how many MPs had actually seen and signed the letter, and if any Cabinet Ministers were willing to postpone their support from Mr Turnbull.
Mr Dutton admitted that he calls Liberals to seek support for a second challenge after he has 48 votes to 35 (19659020) However, the electorate seems to support Mr Turnbull.
A Morgan poll of more than 1,200 voters elected Mr. Turnbull Prime Minister better over Mr. Shorten, 52 percent to 44.5
But Mr. Shorten beat Mr. Dutton 59 percent to 36.5 percent when voters hit the door had to choose between them.
Mr Dutton launched a media campaign on Wednesday morning, which was to take place on Melbourne Broadcasting, a royal commission for fuel and energy prices.
But Mr. Morrison unleashed Dutton's plan to take the GST off electricity prices, calling it a household budget that would cost $ 7.5 billion over four years.
Mr. Dutton's Push Another challenge lost importance as he asked questions about his parliamentary aptitude for public funding of childcare facilities under a family racket.
"The Constitution is clear: you can not cash for your business from the government and from the same time he's a Member of Parliament," opposition PM Tony Burke told Sky News.
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd tweeted on Thursday that Dutton did not deserve to lead the country to boycott the apology to the first Australians is the last day of parliament until September 10, with the next scheduled liberal party room on September 11th.