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Australian Politics: Josh Frydenberg never satisfied with dissident Liberals who are never satisfied

Josh Frydenberg: Slams dissidents while he waits for his own chance to be Prime Minister. reports: DISSIDENT Liberals will never be satisfied with Tony Abbott's leadership, Josh Frydenberg says, amid reports Julie Bishop would run as a leadership contender if a ballot were called.

The Assistant Treasurer this morning said the Prime Minister would never satisfy those MPs, even if he won a Nobel Prize or delivered a stirring speech in the mould of Abraham Lincoln.

Asked if there would be a leadership spill this week, Mr Frydenberg said: "I hope not."

"Ever since the formation of the Liberal Party by Sir Robert Menzies in the mid-1940s we've never ever thrown out a prime minister in his first term," he told ABC's Insiders.

"John Gorton came to the leadership in 1968. In 1969 he won an election. In 1971 he used his own vote to take himself out of the leadership. Look what happened; we got Gough Whitlam in 1972; that wasn't a good outcome for the Liberal Party.

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