Chief whip replaced after leadership spill

Former chief whip Philip Ruddock has refused to make comment after he lost his position on Friday.

Queensland MP Scott Buchholz has replaced Mr Ruddock.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he is confident with the team now in place.

The sacking of Mr Ruddock came after last weeks failed leadership spill.

However, there are concerns among Liberal MPs that the government will not be able to recover from inner party tensions.

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