BREAKING NEWS: Coalition backs ETS amendments
Coalition MPs have backed amendments to negotiate with the Government on its emissions trading scheme (ETS).
The MPs have just emerged from a marathon party room meeting in which Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull detailed the proposed amendments.
As Mr Turnbull left the meeting he said shadow cabinet had received strong support from the party room for the amendments.
He is due to hold a press conference at 8:10pm (AEDT).
The issue had threatened to derail Mr Turnbull's leadership in recent weeks with increasing backbench resistance to his desire to negotiate with the Government on the scheme.
More to come.
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