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Turnbull faces tough week in Parliament

| 10.08,09. 12:20 AM |

Turnbull faces tough week in Parliament

 

 AAP August 09, 2009

 

MALCOLM Turnbull is expected to survive as opposition leader this week as he faces an array of political hazards inside and outside Federal Parliament.

Coalition MPs are bracing themselves for a "very bad'' Newspoll on Tuesday, leading some Liberals to speculate about an alternative to Mr Turnbull.

On the parliamentary front, Mr Turnbull is facing a revolt from some Nationals senators unwilling to back the coalition's change of mind on the government's plan to raise the alcopops tax.

Emissions trading and the travails of OzCar are likely to dominate Federal Parliament's return this week from its seven-week winter break.

The Government has lined up a range of climate change bills for debate in the Senate on Tuesday ahead of a vote on Thursday.




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