Luke Simpkins

Move against Abbott underway

Tony Abbott is under intense pressure, with a leadership spill underway.

West Australian Liberal MP Luke Simpkins will move a spill motion against Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday.

The motion will be seconded by fellow WA Liberal Don Randall.

Mr Simpkins said in an email to party colleagues the knighthood for Prince Philip was “the final proof of a disconnection with the people”.

“I think we must bring this to a head and test the support of the leadership in the party room,” he wrote. ? Read more »