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Australian PM Tony Abbott to face leadership test

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is facing a challenge to his leadership after Liberal MPs called for a party vote next week.

Luke Simpkins, who represents Cowan in Western Australia, said it was "time to test the support of the leadership".

Mr Abbott has faced growing questions about his leadership in recent weeks.

He was widely ridiculed for giving a knighthood to Prince Phillip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, and blamed for a Liberal defeat in Queensland elections.

Jon Donnison reports.

  • 06 Feb 2015
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