Peter Dutton elected unopposed as Liberal Party leader, Sussan Ley made deputy

Finn McHugh
Sarah Basford Canales
Updated May 30 2022 - 6:06pm, first published 11:30am

Peter Dutton has used his first appearance as opposition leader to declare he is "not going to change", saying the Coalition will be "squarely aimed" at the suburbs and regional Australia.

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.

Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Politics and public sector reporter

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at or confidential tips to

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