Following the ballot, The Prime Minister called for "unity" within the Liberal Party and to "get on with the job" of governing the country.
Polling and growing dissatisfaction with Turnbull's fractured centre-right government, led by his Liberal Party, suggest all Labor has to do before the next election, which could be as soon as next month or as late as May, is avoid shooting themselves in the foot.
Less than nine years ago, those exact figures spelled approaching doom for Turnbull's first leadership of the Liberal Party, which was in its unhappy days of opposition.
Malcom Turnbull is bracing for a second attack on his leadership following a swathe of resignation offers from his front bench, as rival Peter Dutton ramps up his policy agenda.
The only question appears to be whether Mr Dutton will strike immediately or wait until parliament returns on September 10.
Asked what Turnbull said after winning, Marino replied: "This was conducted by way of precedent and he thanked his colleagues for their support and will get on with the business now of governing in the interests of all Australians".
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will recontest his position. Treasurer Scott Morrison would act as interim home affairs minister, Turnbull said.
"It's a complete capitulation to the right-wing members of the Liberal Party of Australia, who want to perpetuate Australia's coal economy", said Robyn Eckersley, Professor and Head of Political Science at University of Melbourne. "A lot of them are going to lose their seats under Malcolm Turnbull".
Frydenberg said voters were exhausted of governments repeatedly changing their prime ministers.
In an attempt to ease these concerns, Mr Turnbull is expected to propose the country's carbon reduction targets be set by regulation instead.
The concession avoided the most conservative government lawmakers voting against the legislation in Parliament, openly undermining his authority.
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Mr Abbott has been the most vocal of several government backbench MPs who have argued against legislating an emissions target.
Malcolm Turnbull has told journalists Australians don't like it when the party focuses on itself, saying the party room has "confirmed" his leadership.
Mr Turnbull's risky move may have backfired as it exposes the weakness of his position and the size of the split between the two factions of the Liberal Party.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott - the man knocked off in a leadership challenge by Mr Turnbull - has been the most vocal critic of the energy policy.
He told Sky News he "likes a drink", "has a self-deprecating sense of humour" and "likes a kid's footy game on a Saturday or Sunday".
"What we want to know is- Where are this prime minister's convictions?".
"Playing footy against a lot of children is pretty weird", one user said, while another added: "Peter likes football, long walks on the beach and torturing refugee children".
Dutton spoke to the media on Tuesday afternoon and didn't rule out a further challenge. I have seen leadership contests before.
He dodged giving a direct answer every time.
"This has all been around for a week - it's not something we've made up in response to the issues about leadership", she said. I believed I had the best prospects to leading Liberal Party to success at next election.
"He's on the conservative side of politics and I think he'd do very well".
"He has given me his absolute support", Turnbull said of Dutton.