Morning Mail: Liberal spill, NT spill no spill, RBA rates cut, Isis kills hostage, new Harper Lee novel

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Liberal spill

Coalition MPs Dennis Jensen and Warren Entsch have demanded a ballot on the Liberal leadership, saying the PM’s position is “terminal” and a spill is needed to replace Tony Abbott. Follow today’s live blog now!

An increasing majority of voters think Tony Abbott is out of touch, arrogant and erratic, according to a new poll that also shows who voters would prefer to be Liberal leader.


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Yesterday Julie Bishop was being urged to rule out a challenge for the leadership after pledges from colleagues Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison that they wouldn’t go for the PM’s job.

Follow all of today’s developments in our politics live blog.

Australian news and politics

Northern Territory chief minister Adam Giles has survived an attempted leadership coup. Photograph: Xavier la Canna/AAP
Northern Territory chief minister Adam Giles has survived an attempted leadership coup.
Photograph: Photograph: Xavier la Canna/AAP/Guim

The NT government was in turmoil…

Full story: The Guardian