The election of Tony Abbot as Australian PM was always a mystery to me, but it seems that Australians at least come to their senses quicker than we in NZ. Abbot is in deep trouble:
Australian PM Tony Abbott moves to head off critics
Tony Abbott has junked his most controversial personal policies, promised no changes to the GST without Labor backing, and pledged to lead Australia’s most consultative government in the future as he attempts to head off a challenge to his leadership.
But some Liberals remain hostile in the wake of mistakes, the Queensland election result and polling showing that most voters expect him to be replaced.
BREAKING: the PM asked Deputy Leader Julie Bishop on Sunday for a commitment she would not challenge – no such guarantee was given
— Kieran Gilbert (@Kieran_Gilbert) February 2, 2015