It is interesting to see that there has been some money flowing for a change in the leader of the Liberal Party. While Mr Abbott is clearly a hot $1.12 favourite to be leader at the next election, he was as short as $1.07 quite recently. Mr Turnbull is second favourite to lead the Liberal Party at $6.00. Outside that it is $10.00 about Mr Hockey, $13.00 for Ms Julie Bishop and then way out to $34.00 for Christopher Pyne. For those with a sense of humour, Peter Dutton is $101.00.
The bookies odds suggest there is some chance of a change in Labor leader before the next election, although this is probably based on the form guide of the last 7 or 8 years rather than an acknowledgment of the new reality about how stable Labor now appears to be after the debacle of Kevin Rudd's return in 2013. Mr Shorten is $1.28 to be Labor leader at the next election with Mr Albanese $7.50, Mr Bowen $9.00, Ms Plibersek $12.00, Mr Clare $14.00, and Mr Burke $19.00. Kim Carr is $151.00 which still seems too short.
My money - at the moment - is squarely in my pocket, although at $1.12 Mr Abbott seems fair odds and Mr Shorten, at $1.28 seems overs.