Simon Birmingham looks for alternatives to Peter Dutton for next Liberal leader

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated May 22 2022 - 9:09am, first published 2:00am

While Scott Morrison's internal caucus rival for the last three years, Peter Dutton, is the heir-apparent for the Liberal leadership, the diminished moderates of the party want someone who can bring more women into the fold.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

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