Australia’s opposition Labor sitting pretty as PM’s leadership appears doomed

By John Mair, Erin Cooper SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s opposition Labor Party looks to be in the envious position of having to do little to ensure victory in the next election after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a damaging leadership challenge on Tuesday. Polling and growing dissatisfaction with Turnbull’s fractured center-right government, led by his … Continue reading Australia’s opposition Labor sitting pretty as PM’s leadership appears doomed

Australian PM waters down energy bill to dampen leadership pressure

By Erin Cooper SYDNEY, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday averted a possible leadership challenge by dropping targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions to appease his critics, say local media, as a poll showed his government losing voter support. Conservatives in his coalition were reportedly sounding out colleagues for a … Continue reading Australian PM waters down energy bill to dampen leadership pressure