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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 September 2015
Australia: Turnbull deposes Abbot to become Prime Minister
Conor Flynn, Socialist Party (CWI Australia)
Malcolm Turnbull became Australia's fourth prime minister in just over two years after deposing Tony Abbot as leader of the ruling right-wing Liberal Party, this month.
Abbot became prime minister in 2013 but was a divisive figure overseeing a weakening economy. The Liberal-National coalition government has been losing support for months and trails behind the Labour Party.
With their parliamentary seats in jeopardy, Liberal party MPs moved ruthlessly to get rid of Abbot and to put Turnbull in his place.
Much of the media in Australia and internationally welcomed the move and praised the new prime minister. But Turnbull's big business background and right-wing politics shows he is no friend of the Australian working class.
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In The Socialist 23 September 2015:
Socialist Party news and analysis
Corbyn under fire .... Organise to fight cuts!
Cameron must go
Refugees brutalised by thug EU governments
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Prying Conservatives demand yet more powers to invade our privacy
Them & Us
What we saw
Socialist Party feature
Fight for a real living wage for all!
International socialist news and analysis
Greece: Widespread abstention dominates election
Australia: Turnbull deposes Abbot to become PM
International news in brief
Workplace news and analysis
TUC debates action to defeat anti-trade union bill
Nominate Roger Bannister for Unison general secretary
Traffic wardens strike for better pay
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party review
TV review: This is England '90
1985: police murder sparks Brixton riot
Socialist Party youth and students
Organise the student fightback!
Good response to Nottingham Socialist Students
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
London protesters demand affordable housing
Socialism back on the agenda in Wolverhampton
Tower Hamlets housing campaign lobbies council
North Kent TUSC meeting
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