"Australia PM Tony Abbott Ousted by Malcolm Turnbull"

"After a dramatic vote, leadership change is expected to bring more progressive stance on climate and carbon pricing"

"Tony Abbott was ousted as prime minister of Australia on Monday, raising the prospect of a more progressive national stance on climate change.

Liberal Party lawmakers voted 54-44 to replace him as leader by Malcolm Turnbull. The two have previously clashed over climate policy.

Turnbull, who previously led the party in opposition, will need to negotiate with coalition partners the National Party before he can officially assume the premiership."

Megan Darby reports for Responding To Climate Change (RTCC) September 14, 2015.

Source: RTCC, 09/15/2015