Martin Hamilton-Smith clings on


SA Liberal leader called a sudden leadership spill today in order to resolve the leadership issues over the ‘dodgy documents’ affair earlier this year and the loss of frontbencher Mitch Williams last week. Instead, the spill appears to have made Hamilton-Smith’s position untenable, as he won 11 votes, to 10 votes for his deputy Vicky Chapman, with one abstention. Another spill has been called for Wednesday, with the hope of a more decisive result.

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