Turnbull threw all management positions within the Liberal Occasion open early Tuesday, inviting challengers to appoint themselves for social gathering chief.
Dwelling Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, a high-profile member of the social gathering’s conservative faction, put his hand up however was defeated by Turnbull 48 to 35.
Julie Bishop stays deputy prime minister after her place was uncontested.
Quickly after the vote Dutton resigned as minister, stepping down from his twin roles as residence affairs and immigration minister, which incorporates oversight of Australia’s strict border safety coverage.
It got here after a day of coverage chaos in Canberra after Turnbull dramatically backtracked on a key a part of his signature local weather change coverage over issues from his social gathering’s conservative faction.
Prior to now decade, the Australian authorities has seen three completely different modifications of the chief as the results of social gathering management challenges. Since 2007, no Australian prime minister has confronted two consecutive elections.
Turnbull beforehand took the management of the Liberal Occasion from then-Prime Minister Tony Abbott in September 2015, earlier than successful an election in 2016.