If Mr Dutton had won today's spill he would have become Australia's sixth PM since 2010, and 30th prime minister overall.
Energy bills rose by up to six times the average wage rise previous year according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
While several backers of Mr Dutton have admitted to a "wait and see approach", nine cabinet ministers were ready to get behind the Home Affairs Minister - half of cabinet's 18 Liberals, The Australian reported.
Just yesterday Mr Turnbull said he had Mr Dutton's "absolute support".
Chelsea open to offers for star player
Alvaro Morata wants to establish himself as Chelsea's main man after insisting he never considered leaving Stamford Bridge. Eden Hazard could be a frightening prospect under the leadership of Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea .
The Prime Minister forced his rival to show his hand by declaring all leadership positions vacant as soon as the party room meeting started this morning.
The Home Affairs Minister confirmed will face off against the prime minister in a leadership spill.
But the bill had support from lawmakers outside Turnbull's center-right Liberal Party, and it appears likely that the leader is caving to pressure from conservative members of his own party, according to the Times. But deep discontent has been brewing for a while, with Turnbull's critics unhappy with him on a range of fronts, and the Coalition losing 38 consecutive Newspolls.
"I think there might be a second phase strategy here".
Manchester United deny bust-up between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho
I repeat: "I want him to work the way he is doing and play the way he is doing and that's the only thing that matters". I said that to my goalkeeper when I was coaching Uniao Leiria, a small club in Portugal.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson said she would not support legislation that allowed government's to reduce emissions targets through regulation, opening up another battle for the government in the Senate if it fails to secure Labor's support.
Such a situation occurred when Turnbull took the leadership from Abbott, with an "empty chair" challenge in February 2015 returning Abbott but a September 2015 challenge seeing Turnbull take the top job.
Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce yesterday backed Mr Turnbull to remain as leader and welcomed the Government's changes on the contentious energy policy.
"That is what people are telling me and that is what the government wants to do", he said.
Kabul compound attacked after blast at schools kills 34
An industrial-sized digger helped soften the arid ground for the fresh graves as men removed rocks from the soil with pickaxes. The Islamic State or Daesh has claimed responsibility for the latest in a series of such attacks against the Shiite community.
"If we are fighting amongst ourselves, guess what, when the voters go to the election, they'll mark us down as they should", Mr Laundy said.