Cory Bernardi

Judging by the tantrums on the far right of the Coalition, there is a possibility that the party could split, with arch conservatives threatening to take their bat and ball and start their own party. Chief among them is Cory Bernardi.

Although Malcolm Turnbull has sacrificed all his progressive stands on issues like same-sex marriage and climate change in order to lead a party that contains Bernardi and his ilk, the conservative South Australian Senator appears to believe that the Coalition is losing too many conservative votes while Turnbull is a leader.