Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott: divisive rivals for decades

By John Warhurst
Updated April 24 2018 - 8:49pm, first published August 8 2017 - 4:50pm

The current controversy about the government's reborn plans for the outcome of same sex marriage legislation to be determined by plebiscite is yet another element in the decades-long battle between Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull for the heart and spirit of the Liberal Party. They are the key figures in the deep division within the party and, arguably, within Australia.

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