Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull could well be the saviour for some Queensland Coalition MPs, according to experts, but Family First has seized on his ascension to power to make a fresh play for disaffected conservatives. Griffith University political scientist Paul Williams said LNP-held seats that would have most likely gone to Labor, such as Bowman and Brisbane, were now well and truly back in play. Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop front the media following the successful leadership challenge. Credit: Alex Ellinghausen.
Family First Party
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The Family First Party was a conservative political party in Australia from to It was founded in South Australia and enjoyed its greatest electoral support in that state. Family First had three candidates elected to the Senate during its existence— Steve Fielding — , Bob Day — , and Lucy Gichuhi ; elected on a countback following Day being declared ineligible. At state level, the party won a seat in the South Australian Legislative Council across four consecutive state elections , , , and It also briefly had representatives in the New South Wales Legislative Council and Western Australian Legislative Council , as a result of defections from other parties. The party was generally considered to be part of the Christian right. Though it had no formal affiliation with any particular religious organisation, Family First was strongly linked to the Pentecostal church in South Australia, and nationally from smaller Christian denominations.
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