Parliament adjourned

Parliament adjourned

The motion to adjourn Parliament was raised by Leader of Government Business Nick Kuman.

Opposition Leader Patrick Pruaitch raised the motion to remove the Speaker but was not entertained as they have 59 MPs voting against while the Opposition has 50.

Australia adjourns parliament amid leadership crisis

Mr Turnbull is fighting to retain his position amid a push by senior colleagues to replace him as leader.

He is under pressure over poor polling and a revolt by the conservative wing of his party.

Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten said: "Australia no longer has a functioning government."

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted 70-68 to suspend parliament until 10 September.