09 Feb IN THE NEWS | Prime Minister Tony Abbott Survives Leadership Spill Motion by John Keane
John Keane joins the China Radio International commenting on Tony Abbott Leadership Spill
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has survived a party confidence vote on his leadership.
Liberal Party MPs voted by 61 to 39 not to open up his position to challengers.
The test to the Abbott leadership came after a series of policy mis-steps by Mr Abbott that saw his popularity tumble.
For more on this, Xu Qinduo and John Artman talk to:
John Keane, Professor of Politics and Director of Sydney Democracy Network with the University of Sydney.
First published on China Radio International
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