UPDATED: Scott Morrison is the 30th Prime Minister of Australia after the Special Liberal Party Meeting on Friday. Malcolm Turnbull vacated after there was a 45 to 40 vote for him to vacate the leadership position.
After a week of bitter infighting and extraordinary scenes in Parliament, the nation has a new prime minister.
EARLIER: The Liberal leadership crisis has morphed from a battle between Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton into a rare three-cornered contest, with Treasurer Scott Morrison and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop preparing to put their names forward when an expected spill motion is carried at a party room meeting at noon.
A key step before the ballot is the disclosure of advice from the Solicitor-General on whether Mr Dutton has a case to answer on his eligibility to sit in Parliament, a constitutional question that has fuelled talk of dirty tricks against the former home affairs minister.