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Liberal Chaos: Tasmanian Liberal senator argues for leadership rule change

Tasmanian Liberal senator, Jonathon Duniam, has argued the Liberal party needs to discuss changing the party rules when it comes to changing leader

After a week of chaos and dysfunction Tasmanian Liberal senator, Jonathon Duniam, has argued the Liberal party needs to discuss changing the party rules when it comes to changing leaders.

The senator stated that as it stands, the Liberal Party rules states that only two members of the parliamentary party can bring about a leadership spill.

“… as we’ve seen last week, once the action is put in motion, it can rarely be stopped,” Senator Duniam commented in a statement.

The senator has found some inspiration from the Labor party’s model that Kevin Rudd implemented after the leadership spill in 2010, which requires 75 per cent of the vote to change the leader in government and 60 per cent in opposition.

He admitted that this has seemingly proven effective in maintaining stable leadership.

“I’m not necessarily advocating for this model to be adopted, but it’s worth considering all alternatives.” Said the Senator.

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