Politics Australia By Tim Ashworth

Abbott’s Odds Tumble As Shorten Shortens To Become PM

Labor Leader Bill Shorten has gone ahead of Prime Minister Tony Abbott to become Australia’s 29th Prime Minister after the next election, according to online bookmaker WilliamHill.com.au.


As the Canberra rumour mill goes in to overdrive, Abbott has drifted in betting and is now rated the $4.25 outsider against Shorten ($2.65) and Malcolm Turnbull (3.20) to still be Prime Minister after the next election.


“Bill Shorten shortening was naturally going to happen of the back of this but to now have his Liberal colleague in Malcolm Turnbull ahead of him in betting paints a pretty bleak future for Abbott,” said William Hill spokesman Tim Ashworth.


Depsite the talk, any change is unlikely to alter the result in the Canning By-Election with the Liberal’s Andrew Hastie remaining the firm $1.28 favourite.


Australian political markets courtesy of WilliamHill.com.au


Picture by: Wong Maye-E/AP/Press Association Images


Who will be Prime Minister AFTER next election?

Bill Shorten $2.65

Malcolm Turnbull $3.20

Tony Abbott $4.25

Scott Morrison $7


Will Tony Abbott still be PM AFTER next election?

NO $1.20

YES $4.25


Prime Minister AT Next Election:

Tony Abbott $2.00

Malcolm Turnbull $2.30

Scott Morrison $3.75


Canning By-Election Result

Liberal (Andrew Hastie) $1.28

Labor (Matt Keogh) $3.50