Tony Abbott is Liberal leader.
.TONY Abbott has promised a fight on climate change after rolling Malcolm Turnbull to take over the Liberal leadership.
Mr Abbott, Mr Turnbull and Joe Hockey contested a three-way spill at a special partyroom meeting in Parliament this morning. Mr Abbott won by a single vote, 42-41.
He said he was humbled but exhilarated by the win. "We are gearing up for the fight of our lives," he said at his first press conference as leader, adding that he was not frightened to fight an election against Kevin Rudd on climate change