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Full interview: Malcolm Turnbull in the studio with Neil Mitchell

The Prime Minister has labelled media reports of tensions within the Liberal Party as fake news and clickbait journalism.

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott stoked the fire yesterday questioning the loyalty of Christopher Pyne over the frontbencher’s leaked comments on the Coalition’s same-sex marriage policy.

Speaking with Neil Mitchell today, Malcolm Turnbull said he is focusing on policies, not personalities.

“That is how I respect 24 million Australians who I lead, rather than playing to all of the gossip and clickbait journalism you see,” he said.

And Mr Abbott’s role in the unified government?

“Tony Abbott is not a Minister, he’s not in the Cabinet, he’s not in the Ministry. He’s one member in the party room,” he said.

Click PLAY above for full audio.

On a lighter night, Malcolm Turnbull also accused Neil Mitchell of barracking for Collingwood.

And Neil was not impressed…

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