I just laugh every time a "never worked a day of their life" pollie wearing hi vis or a hard hat.
Should just give them a T shirt with "w@nker" on it instead.
Todays Telegraph doesn't name the probable defector but does list 4 probable replacements for Trumble - Bishop, Morrison, Abbott or Dutton, with Dutton seeming to have the best credentials but not liked by the media.
Dutton isn't liked by anyone. I met him once at a meet and greet thing for the employment services industry some years ago when he was Minister for Employment and he seemed really annoyed to have to be there, like it was below him.
My personal pick would be Bishop only because she's liked by the public and seems to be at least halfway competent - but apparently she isn't liked by the "drys". Abbott is done and dusted, there's no way he's coming back despite the barracking from Andrew Bolt and Ray Hadley et al. They really need to take into consideration that he was terrible at the job the first time around and that not much has changed - the other factor also being that the public ended up hating Abbott with a passion. He might be a nice guy in person but as a Prime Minister he was simply not engaged with the public or his own party.
Morrison seems like a possible interim choice, maybe the only choice acceptable to the "drys" in the party?