Former Australian Federal Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull, centre. Mr Turnbull successfullly challenged Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott for the Australian the Prime Ministership. Photo: AAP Image/Sam Mooy

Australia’s new Prime Minister: Malcolm Turnbull wins Liberal leadership

Malcolm Turnbull has ousted Tony Abbott as federal Liberal leader, winning a partyroom ballot 54-44.

Julie Bishop defeated Kevin Andrews for the deputy leadership 70-30, after Michael Ronaldson joined the meeting to take the total voter numbers to 100.

Julie Bishop will remain Deputy Leader. Photo: AAP

Julie Bishop will remain Deputy Leader. Photo: AAP

Mr Turnbull will become Australia’s 29th prime minister once he is sworn in by the governor-general, most likely on Tuesday.

Earlier today, Mr Turnball announced he was standing down as Communications minister and declared he will be challenging Tony Abbott to become Australia’s Prime Minister, with reports Deputy Prime Minister Julie Bishop also asked Mr Abbott to set aside.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on September 9, 2015. Photo: AFP PHOTO / MARK GRAHAM.

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott ousted by Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: AAP

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