The psychological impact of Saturday's devastating loss for the Liberals in Victoria means a number of MPs have decided they can no longer stay silent and Scott Morrison is under pressure to save the party from electoral death, writes Patricia Karvelas.
Senator Jim Molan withdraws from a scheduled appearance on the ABC's Q&A program, saying he can no longer defend the Liberals after being placed in an unwinnable position on its NSW Senate ticket.
The Agriculture Minister, who holds the safest federal government seat in Queensland, is yet to be endorsed for re-election despite receiving unanimous local support.
Malcolm Turnbull's Q&A appearance reignites tensions within the Liberal Party, with frontbencher Christopher Pyne declaring Cabinet colleagues "have to be responsible" for their actions in ousting the former prime minister.
A man who worked for the Home Affairs department up until last week fears there will be a high price to pay if the Government does not resettle refugees on Nauru and Manus Island in Australia.