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14:07  10 april  2018
14:07  10 april  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

Minister pledges loyalty to PM

  Minister pledges loyalty to PM Peter Dutton says ministers who don't share his loyalty to Malcolm Turnbull should resign. The Home Affairs Minister, seen by some as a future leader, made the comments days ahead of the Prime Minister's expected 30th Newspoll loss.Asked if he was loyal, Mr Dutton said he wouldn't remain a minister if he wasn't."I only accepted the offer to serve in the prime minister's cabinet because I could give my loyalty to the leader, exactly the same formula I applied when Tony Abbott offered a position within his cabinet," he told Sky News.

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Tony Abbott said the full force of the law would apply to anyone who returns. Tony Abbott said the full force of the law would apply to anyone who returns.

The former prime minister said he'd done some serious "soul searching" after being dumped for Malcolm Turnbull in 2015, and had come to the conclusion his public life wasn't over.

"I don't know in what capacity that public life will play out," Mr Abbott told 3AW.

"It may well be as a backbencher.

"I'm here to serve in whatever capacity my party would like."

Mr Abbott said the last time he'd had a face-to-face with Malcolm Turnbull, the prime minister had made it "crystal clear" there was no place for him in Cabinet.

He wouldn't be tied down on the question of a return to the leadership.

Nor did he say if he'd forgiven Mr Turnbull for replacing him in his first term as prime minister.

"I accept politics is a rough business," he said.

 

Government on-track to reach 1 million new jobs .
The Turnbull government is on-track to creating 1 million jobs since 2013, although Labor says employment prospects are not so bright. "We will generate one million new jobs over the next five years and two million new jobs within a decade by growing a bigger, more productive and prosperous economy," the Coalition's Real Solutions brochure claimed.

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