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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
8am - Federal Cabinet meets and signs off on amendments to climate change deal.
9.30am - Changes approved by the Labor caucus.
10am - Shadow Cabinet approves deal which then goes to joint party room meeting.
11.30am - Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Climate Change Minister Penny Wong hold press conference to outline the deal.
1.50pm - Former Coalition climate change spokesman Andrew Robb delivers Malcolm Turnbull's authority a blow by telling the party room meeting the emissions trading deal isn't good enough.
2pm - Party room meeting breaks for Question Time after going over expected four hour time.
3.45pm - Meeting resumes.
4.30pm - Turnbull declares Coalition support for an emissions trading deal, outraging critics within his own party and those who believed he did not have the numbers.
5.40pm - Maverick Liberal MP Wilson Tuckey threatens to call for a spill of the Liberal leadership unless Turnbull allows a secret ballot on emissions trading.
7pm - Party room meeting ends after Turnbull unilaterally declares victory for his climate change deal, despite opponents believing numbers were against him.
7.50pm - Former high-profile Howard government minister Kevin Andrews tips a leadership spill in coming days and says he could be a contender.
8pm - Turnbull forced to face his party room again.
8.15pm - Tuckey says Turnbull will be "lucky to survive the night".
8.30pm - Turnbull emerges from the meeting, having not faced a leadership challenge, and tells the media the coalition has agreed to a deal on Labor's carbon pollution reduction scheme.
He also declares that he's "the leader".
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25
7.20am - Turnbull repeats claims he's leader, and will be so at the next election. Prominent frontbenchers Joe Hockey and Tony Abbott rule out challenges.
8.15am - Turnbull says he has no intention of allowing the party to meet for a leadership spill on Thursday.
8.30am - Andrews again says he's prepared to challenge Turnbull for the leadership.
10.50am - A meeting over a vote to call a spill announced for 1pm, with Andrews the only contender for the top job.
1.20pm - Turnbull survives - 48 to 35 votes.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26
5.20pm - Abbott resigns from shadow cabinet because he can "no longer support the opposition's policy" on the ETS.
5.38pm - Sophie Mirabella - opposition spokeswoman for early childhood education, childcare, status of women and youth - also resigns from the shadow ministry.
6.30pm - Liberal senators hold a party room meeting, at which frontbench senators Nick Minchin and Eric Abetz offer their resignations.
7.03pm - Michael Johnson resigns as opposition whip in the House, as does Senate whip Stephen Parry and frontbencher Tony Smith.
7.09pm - Turnbull declares he's still the leader of the coalition, despite a string of frontbench resignations. He says Australians expect their political leaders to take action on climate change.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27
9.30am - Senate to resume debate on emissions trading scheme.
3.45pm - Senate expected to vote on emissions trading legislation.