Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull leaves a press conference in Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday.
Malcolm Turnbull has said that he will step down as prime minister if a movement to remove him from power gathers enough support.
It is understood the Treasurer will run against Dutton's for the Liberal leadership, with Turnbull's announcement a vote could happen tomorrow now allowing Morrison more time to get the votes he needs.
They will culminate in a partyroom ballot today that will end the prime ministership of Mr Turnbull, continuing the cycle of disposing of prime ministers that has become part of the political landscape for a decade.
"I can't ignore the fact that a majority of colleagues in the Liberal Party. are of the view that there should be a change", he said.
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The reality is in the Longman result, in the Ipsos poll, in the changes to the NEG, in the constant undermining by conservatives still smarting over many real and imagined slights.
"The party room, of course, met on Tuesday and confirmed my leadership by a majority, so we need to see that there is a majority of members and they need to put their names to it too", he said.
Dutton intensified pressure on Turnbull early on Thursday morning by making a public statement demanding a meeting.
"It's with great sadness and a heavy heart that we went to see the prime minister yesterday afternoon to advise him that in our judgement he no longer enjoyed the support of the majority of members in the Liberal Party party room", Finance Minister Mathias Cormann told newsmen in Canberra.
A social liberal and multi-millionaire former merchant banker, Mr Turnbull rode an early wave of popular support, but he has struggled to appeal to conservative voters and only narrowly won an election in 2016.
Nationals MP Kevin Hogan vowed to leave the Coalition to sit on the crossbench in Parliament, while supporting the government on confidence motions and supply, because of the disarray.
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The would-be prime minister has provided his own advice, from a former Solicitor-General, clearing him of any breach.
Shorten said the "cannibalistic behavior" over the Liberal leadership was eating the government alive.
He is yet to publicly respond to the latest threat to his rule, although broadcaster ABC reported that he turned down the demand for another party meeting during the phone call.
No Australian prime minister has lasted a full three-year term since Prime Minister John Howard lost power in 2007 after more than 11 years in office.
When asked what he would do if his actions of moving to the crossbench led to a hung parliament, Mr Hogan said he would continue to vote for the Coalition on money matters.
But the fact the Liberal Party is seriously contemplating the elevation to prime minister of a parliamentarian over whom such a cloud exists is nothing short of a folly. You can imagine the consequences of having a Prime Minister whose actions and decisions are questionable because of the issue of eligibility.
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Instead, with Mr Turnbull winning 48-35, it revealed just how close Mr Dutton was to the keys to The Lodge.