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    Malcolm Turnbull warns 'idiocy' of federal colleagues is damaging Gladys Berejiklian

    By Michael Koziol and Alexandra Smith
    March 14, 2019 — 11.45pm

    Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned the "idiocy" of a renewed fight over coal-fired power among federal MPs is damaging the chances of NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian as she fights the knife-edge state election.

    Several NSW ministers, including the leader and deputy leader of the Nationals, also blamed ongoing instability in Canberra for undermining the state campaign at a critical time.

    Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says Canberra is damaging the NSW government.

    Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says Canberra is damaging the NSW government.CREDIT:JANIE BARRETT

    Mr Turnbull said it was "obvious" ongoing distractions and infighting within the Coalition - such as fresh talk of challenge to Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack's leadership of the Nationals - was hurting the Liberal government's hopes of holding power at the poll in just nine days.

    "You haven’t worked out how damaging it is? Clearly all of the distraction from the feds is unhelpful. That’s obvious," he told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age in Bondi Junction

 
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