The Dominion Post

Bishop won’t challenge PM

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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told a cabinet meeting in Canberra yesterday that she had not been campaignin­g for the prime minister’s job or ringing backbenche­rs to canvass support to topple Tony Abbott. Sky News reported Bishop had issued a brief statement. ‘‘I am not campaignin­g for the job of prime minister,’’ she said. ‘‘I am not ringing the backbench asking for support. I am not counting any numbers. I will not challenge the leader.’’

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