Politics Australia By Tim Ashworth

Turnbull, Tony and the Q&A quandary

Following the news that Prime Minister Tony Abbott has apparently ordered his frontbenchers to boycott the ABC’s Q&A program, online bookmaker William Hill has opened a market on whether Malcolm Turnbull will actually turn up to his scheduled appearance on next week’s panel.


Turnbull is rated a $1.72 chance of turning up despite the PM’s protests, with a no-show valued at $2.05 with WilliamHill.com.au


“Mr Turnbull doesn’t always toe the party line, especially if it helps add that little hint of speculation for him aiming up to Tony and the top job,” William Hill’s Tim Ashworth said.


“We definitely feel Turnbull is more of a chance of turning up next week (July 13th) than Prime Minister Abbott is at turning up at all before the next election.”


Host Tony Jones hasn’t escaped the spotlight either, with the online bookmaker rating him a $3.75 chance to quit before the next federal election also.


Markets courtesy of WilliamHill.com.au

Will Malcolm Turnbull appear on Q&A next week?

Yes $1.72

No $2.05


Will Tony Abbott appear on Q&A before next federal election?

No $1.22

Yes $4.00


Will Tony Jones quit Q&A before next federal election?

No $1.25

Yes $3.75


Q&A viewing figures

810,001 and Over $1.88

Under 810,000