Australia's Julie Bishop quits as foreign minister

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Returning home affairs minister Peter Dutton has confirmed he will take over responsibility for the nation's cybersecurity in new prime minister Scott Morrison's first cabinet.

The 62-year-old launched a failed bid to replace Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister on Friday, knocked out in the first round of voting for the Liberal leadership.

Mr Morrison flew to rural western Queensland state, where crops are failing and ranchers are struggling to feed sheep and cattle after six years of drought.

Mr Morrison says the challenge for the energy sector is to ensure reliable power and for the market to drive prices down.

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott leaves after a speech on the state of the Australian political landscape on Saturday. He has also taken up a new role as special envoy on indigenous affairs
Julie Bishop resigns as Australian foreign affairs minister

"Your support has enabled me to be a Minister and, for the past three years, Prime Minister", he said.

"Former prime ministers are best out of parliament not in it, and I think recent events best underline the value of that observation", Mr Turnbull told party members on Monday, in a speech reported by multiple outlets.

He was one of the first MPs to meet with Mr Morrison after he won the vote on Friday.

Senator Mathias Cormann, one of several senior ministers who had pledged their loyalty to Mr Turnbull before turning on him, will return as finance minister in Mr Morrison's new Cabinet. As the minister responsible for immigration, he angered many Australians who saw his treatment of refugees and asylum seekers as harsh and heartless.

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"You would have to ask the individuals involved but it appeared to be a tactic to promote Peter Dutton into the prime ministership, whatever the cost".

"Everything I have achieved for Australia in public life has been due to you - built on the foundation of this community, which Lucy and I love and where we have always lived".

Morrison, who last week was the treasurer, returned Dutton to the home affairs ministry he had held under Turnbull.

After a week of chaos in Canberra that resulted in Malcolm Turnbull being dumped by his party in favour of Scott Morrison, a new Cabinet has been revealed.

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Fairfax Media understands the resignation would set up October 6 as a potential date for a byelection in Mr Turnbull's seat of Wentworth in eastern Sydney, amid signs of a ferocious swing against the Liberals that could put the seat at risk.

Ms Bishop said she wants her successor Marise Payne to pursue justice for the families of the 38 Australians killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine.

According to Newspoll, 29 percent of voters believe Bishop would be the best leader of the Liberal Party compared to 25 percent for Morrison and 14 percent for Turnbull.

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