"There should be no spill – that is the Labor way. And in my view any spill would not succeed.
“We need to carefully, maturely and selflessly consider all aspects of the federal implications of the Victorian and Queensland elections, and recent ‘barnacles’ at the federal level, and then do what is best for Australia.
“And that is to return a Liberal Government at the next election! But if we do not change our general approach at the federal level then I am fearful that this may not happen.
“I am making this statement as I am in Senate hearings all day and will then be on a plane and can’t answer all of the many media enquiries I am receiving.”