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Julie Bishop resigns as Australian foreign affairs minister

Julie Bishop resigns as Australian foreign affairs minister

However, despite Turnbull stepping aside, Dutton again failed in his bid for the Liberal leadership, with Morrison winning the vote 45-40 to become the new Liberal Party leader and Australia's 30th Prime Minister.

Support for Australia's governing Liberal-National party (LNP) coalition has fallen to its lowest level since 2008 following Scott Morrison's ascent to prime minister.

Mathias Cormann, a party powerbroker who backed Mr Dutton, retained his finance portfolio.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced her resignation on Sunday as new prime Minister Scott Morrison named his cabinet.

"Our job ... is to ensure that we not only bring our party back together, which has been bruised and battered this week, but that will enable us to ensure we bring the parliament back together", Morisson said in his first address as Prime Minister.

Among the reappointments was Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, who challenged Turnbull for the leadership last week. Morrison has already announced a new cabinet - including some of those behind Turnbull's toppling - and is also keen to move on quickly, visiting drought-affected areas on Monday after pinpointing farmers as his number-one priority.

Meanwhile, Turnbull, the outgoing Australian Prime Minster said, "we are the most successful multicultural society in the world, and I have always defended that and advanced that as one of our greatest assets", he said.

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He was also front and center during her epic performance . "Loyalty is everything to me", she said. We're told the bash is a "celebration of this monumental award and moment in her career".

The Energy and Environment has also been split, with Melissa Price becoming the Environment minister, while Angus Taylor was given the Energy role.

She has been replaced by former Defense Minister Marise Payne.

The messages between senior Liberal MPs, broadcast on ABC's Insiders, claimed some politicians were voting for Ms Bishop in the party room ballot as part of a "ruse" to install Mr Dutton, and others politicians were encouraged not to vote for her even if they wanted to.

Morrison said he shared with Trump the story of Australian soldier Leslie "Bull" Allen "who is a symbol of our 100 years of mateship".

Now, text messages show the pair have been in contact with the new prime minister, with both broadcasters claiming they are prepared to have him on air.

"Senator Canavan is well-known and respected as a strong advocate for developing Australia's resources", APPEA chief executive Malcolm Roberts said.

"The Australian people look at this government and say a mini-budget won't fix it, an election will", Mr Bowen said. The new minister for Defence Industry will be Steven Ciobo. "I just think that the whole polity is better off today than it was then".

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