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.
The minister, who backed Peter Dutton to become prime minister, said rumours he had been involved in such tactics were untrue.
It wasn't just prominent journalists and political commentators who interpreted the Dutton challenge as revenge by Abbott supporters - other Liberal parliamentarians held similar views about the former PM and his party allies.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten believes many Australians would've preferred Julie Bishop as prime minister and he's likened the Liberal leadership spill to "shifting deck chairs on the Titanic".
Malcolm Turnbull has said he will quit Australia's parliament on Friday following his ouster as prime minister by party rivals, local media report. Under the new ministry, immigration, citizenship and multicultural affairs was spun off from home affairs and handed to David Coleman, while Linda Reynolds took on the role of assistant minister for home affairs.
Scott Morrison was sworn in as the country's 30th leader late on Friday after a bitter Liberal Party revolt against moderate Turnbull driven by a hardline conservative faction. Josh Frydenberg is the new treasurer.
Mr McCormack said the government would contribute more money on top of the already announced $1.8 billion worth of measures to tackle the drought. However, there was no ministerial role for Abbott, now a backbencher.
Julie Bishop resigns as Australian foreign affairs minister
"I have no doubt that Marise Payne and the highly professional team at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will continue to fight for justice", she added.
The American Peter Dutton found himself caught in the crossfire of Australian politics recently and has been having fun with the case of mistaken identity.
"President Donald J. Trump spoke last night with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia and congratulated him on his recent election", the White House confirmed.
Morrison said he shared with Trump the story of Australian soldier Leslie "Bull" Allen "who is a symbol of our 100 years of mateship".
"But as you know, my prime ministership has come to an end".
He said he told his long-time friend Liberal MP John Alexander "this is critical stuff, you've got to really think about this, the party's got to change direction".
"It's not a debate I've participated a lot in in the past, because I'm practically interested in the policies that will address what is going on here right and now".
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