Peter Dutton takes on responsibility for cybersecurity in Scott Morrison's new cabinet

Arturo Kim
August 28, 2018

Speaking to The West Australian, the former Foreign Minister acknowledged she was aware of claims that MPs had used an online messaging app to make her supporters back Scott Morrison over her.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and National Drought Coordinator Major-General Stephen Day are greeted by Australia's Minister for Agricultre and Water Resources David Littleproud after arriving at Quilpie on August 27, 2018.

She added she hasn't yet decided whether she will run for office in the country's next general election, set for 2019.

Ms Bishop was the party's deputy leader for more than a decade but was knocked out in the first round of voting in Friday's leadership ballot after Malcolm Turnbull called a spill.

Despite Australian Prime Minister hopefull Peter Dutton having his dreams broken last week, another Peter Dutton is considering how best to use his new-found fame.

In May, a day after worldwide prosecutors said they had unequivocal evidence of Russian involvement in the flight's downing, Australia and the Netherlands announced they were holding Moscow legally responsible for its role in the missile attack.

With Bishop leaving her post as Foreign Affairs minister, Marise Payne will take over the role. David Littleproud remains the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources.

"The powerbrokers of the Liberal Party have ignored the people's wishes on Mr Turnbull and they've ignored the people's wishes on Julie Bishop".

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The environment and energy portfolio, which was held by the man who is now Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, was also broken up in an acknowledgement of the tensions the two issues caused within the party.

"It's been a pretty tumultuous time and I think Australians would welcome the fact that that period of time is over and it should be over", Mr Morrison told reporters in the town of Quilpie.

If the reports are correct, Turnbull's resignation will trigger a by-election in his seat of Wentworth, eastern Sydney, with several potential candidates already emerging. Moderate Christopher Pyne was promoted to defence minister.

Angus Taylor was chosen as energy minister, tasked with the job of lowering soaring electricity prices.

Former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has also been handed a new role as the special envoy for drought assistance and recovery.

Morrison said his new cabinet will provide necessary stability to the government and bring fresh ideas to tackle big challenges.

Turnbull said he was impressed by his party's decision not to reward Dutton and to elect Morrison, whom he descried as a "very loyal and effective treasurer".

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