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NSW: Liberals show of strength for Turnbull at Federal Council

15 Mar 2009 2:32 AM

Federal Liberal delegates have declared unflinching support for leader MALCOLM TURNBULL at the party's 53rd Federal Council in Sydney.

Amid much applause .. cheering and back-patting .. they spoke of the party strength and resilience .. and confidence of a victory at the next election.

But there was no sign of backbencher and Howard government treasurer PETER COSTELLO .. who's been rumoured to be biding his time to make a challenge as Liberal leader.

Mr TURNBULL .. meanwhile .. took every opportunity to dress down Prime Minister KEVIN RUDD and his government .. describing the Labor leader as a quintessential bureaucrat committed to putting government at the centre of the economy.