You'll Never Guess Who Wants To Be Prime Minister Again
He's not going anywhere.
A new report suggests Tony Abbott is "expected to run" again for parliament, with his influential former chief of staff Peta Credlin suggesting he take another crack at becoming prime minister.
It mentions "Liberal sources" and "powerbrokers" who suggest Peta Credlin is pulling the strings for an Abbott return to the Lodge.
An Abbott spokesperson told gallery journalists that the report was "fanciful" and the former PM would stick with initial plans to make his final decision by April.
The news comes as old stalwarts of the Liberal party slowly start making their intentions clear ahead of this year's election. Disgraced former speaker Bronwyn Bishop, 73, is reportedly running again for her local seat of Mackellar.
'Father of the house' Phillip Ruddock and NSW senator Bill Heffernan are reportedly being urged from within the party to stand down and make way for "new blood".