REASON TO SMILE: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shares the joy yesterday during a media conference at Parliament House.
REASON TO SMILE: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shares the joy yesterday during a media conference at Parliament House. LUKAS Cochaap

Go figure, the PM looks like a winner

THE decision to remove Tony Abbott as prime minister is looking better every week for the Coalition.

The latest Newspoll shows the Coalition's primary vote has risen six points to 45% since Malcolm Turnbull's ascension to the top job.

The poll has Labor with only 35% of the primary vote and trailing the Coalition 48-52% on a two-party preferred basis.

Worrying for Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, he polled only 17% as preferred prime minister, with Mr Turnbull riding high on 63%.

The Greens were down one point to 11% in the primary vote.



BREAKING: Two prison officers suspended from M'boro jail

BREAKING: Two prison officers suspended from M'boro jail

It's alleged they used excessive force on inmates.

TRIBUTE: Life of 9yo schoolboy cut tragically short

TRIBUTE: Life of 9yo schoolboy cut tragically short

Family and friends have remembered the kind-hearted boy

Euthanasia meeting coming to Hervey Bay

Euthanasia meeting coming to Hervey Bay

It comes on the back of a meeting in Bundaberg.

Local Partners