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PM Abbott survives leadership challenge

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 05:50
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"The focus now is . . . on jobs, families, a stronger economy and a secure nation," says Mr Abbott

Canberra

AUSTRALIA'S Prime Minister Tony Abbott thwarted a leadership challenge, but failed to end speculation that his position is under threat after almost 40 per cent of his Liberal Party colleagues voted against him.

Liberal lawmakers voted by 61 to 39 against a motion that