MALCOLM Turnbull could face a leadership spill before Question Time, and is unlikely to have the numbers, sources have revealed.

The Courier-Mail understands key backers of Malcolm Turnbull have switched sides to Peter Dutton. It will likely spark a mass Cabinet reshuffle.

Follow updates from another chaotic day in Canberra live in our blog below.



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