Fear and loathing in the Liberal Party

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There's deepening chaos and despair amongst government MPs, still processing their crushing defeat in the Victorian State election. The Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a date for the budget and a timeline for the election. But the shock resignation of Julia Banks from the Liberal Party obliterated his efforts to regain control. The government plans to go to the polls in May next year, but can it survive that long? Laura Tingle, Chief Political Correspondent for ABC 7:30, joins the Party Room. If you want to jump ahead, here is what's in The Party Room: 00:27 - Libs thumped in Victoria 05:19 - Julia Banks' resignation 14:04 - Laura Tingle: Government has stopped 18:38 - Laura Tingle: Integrity commission 21:27 - Laura Tingle: Losing control 27:48 - Trading Preferences: Marise Payne 28:48 - Trading Preferences: Real Liberals 30:14 - SONG: Six months left to vote

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