Liberal backbencher criticises Baillieu
Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu is facing criticism from his own backbench amid ongoing leadership speculation but insists his government is united.
Liberal backbencher Bill Tilley said while he believed Mr Baillieu was listening, the government's leadership team needed to revamp the way it dealt with the backbench.
"It's a management thing," Mr Tilley said.
"There should be some further and significant conversations: how to interact with the executive and the backbenchers to deliver the right, the proper and accurate messages to Victoria."
Mr Tilley is annoyed with Mr Baillieu over comments he made about him in parliament on Tuesday.
Mr Baillieu told parliament Mr Tilley quit his role as parliamentary secretary to Police Minister Peter Ryan because his conduct was inconsistent with the role.
Mr Tilley said he was unhappy with the premier's comments and wanted to speak with him on Wednesday.
"I was annoyed and, look, I'll address it directly with the premier. I'll ask to see him and take it from there," he said.
"There was some inaccuracies and I just want to correct those.
"They're taking some things from a report that was tabled by the Office of Police Integrity (OPI) and adding some things that certainly weren't part of that report."
Mr Tilley resigned as parliamentary secretary after he was criticised by the OPI over a plot to oust former chief police commissioner Simon Overland.