Barnaby Joyce says Malcolm Turnbull wrong to quit Parliament

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She had been foreign minister since 2013 and was replaced by former defence minister Marise Payne in the new Cabinet line-up announced by Morrison after Bishop resigned.

Bishop received 11 votes in Friday's leadership ballot - coming in behind both Prime Minister Scott Morrison and former Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton - in a surprise result, given that she is popular amongst voters and well regarded in the worldwide diplomatic circuit. "I can not remember a single positive policy initiative that Abbott has championed and then implemented", Mr Rudd said.

Former deputy leader Julie Bishop, who also ran in the leadership challenge but was knocked out in the first round, has declined Morrison's offer over the weekend to remain on as Foreign Minister.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison knows the "climate is changing", but has rejected its relevance in the debate to ease the effects of drought.

Sydney's wax museum, no longer able to match the pace with which Australia changes its prime ministers, has stopped trying to model them.

Cardinals, Arizona teams honor Sen. John McCain
A rare Republican critic of Trump, McCain accused the president of "naivete", "egotism" and of sympathizing with autocrats. House of Representatives also mourned McCain: "He was a patriotic, courageous hero who served his country above all".

"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.

MP Melissa Price, who represents major mining and agriculture centres in Western Australia state, picked up the environment ministry.

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.

There was a further twist: when Julie Bishop did not stand for deputy leader, her replacement was Josh Frydenberg, the minister responsible for the aborted National Energy Scheme.

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.

Australian PM under Pressure as Voter Support Slides
Despite Mr Turnbull's capitulation to energy policy rebels in his ranks, the threat to his leadership did not dissipate. Turnbull called the spill quickly this morning after panic set in within the Liberal party over the last few days.

Leaked screenshots from the group titled "friends for stability" allege Mathias Cormann, whose support of Peter Dutton was pivotal in securing the leadership spill, had secured votes for Ms Bishop in order to keep Scott Morrison out of the race.

New Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to unveil his new cabinet later on Sunday afternoon.

Malcolm Turnbull told supporters he will resign from parliament on Friday, a week after he was forced from office by MPs in his conservative Liberal Party because he had lost their support.

"Australia's oil and gas industry welcomes the opportunity to work with the Minister". 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".

White House Counsel Don McGahn Cooperating in Mueller Probe
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