Australian foreign minister resigns from cabinet

One hard-line anti-refugee populist loses out in his bid to lead Australia — and another wins

Mr Morrison's new Cabinet includes former Turnbull loyalist Christopher Pyne as the new defence minister.

The poll also showed that voters considered Julie Bishop, and not Morrison, to be right person to head the Liberal Party.

A moderate, she reportedly garnered only 11 votes out of 85 in the leadership ballot - significantly lower than the two other rightwing challengers, coup instigator Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton and Treasurer Scott Morrison.

Opposition lawmaker Penny Wong paid tribute to Bishop for her trailblazing role in foreign affairs.

Morrison said his new cabinet would "restore stability to the government" after the turmoil of the past week.

Morrison replaced Turnbull in a party-room vote after a week of political chaos in Canberra that marked the emergence of Australia's sixth prime minister in less than 10 years.

One of the casualties was Labor's Julia Gillard, Australia's first female leader, who constantly battled misogyny and made global headlines for her fiery rebuttal of then Liberal opposition leader Tony Abbott in parliament in 2012.

Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop has said she is quitting following the selection of a new prime minister in an internal party vote.

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Her move came as new Prime Minister Scott Morrison named his cabinet after winning a bruising leadership contest on Friday.

In the messages, Paul Fletcher warns that former Finance Minister Mathias Cormann was helping gather support for Bishop.

Mr Turnbull has previously said he would swiftly exit Parliament if he lost the leadership.

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

"I have a strong view which I've made very clear publicly so it comes as no surprise, that former prime ministers are best out of parliament not in it, and I think recent events best underline the value of that observation".

Bishop was one of three people who threw their hat in the ring to succeed Turnbull, but she was eliminated in the first round of party voting.

Mr Turnbull pushed out former Liberal MP Peter King in 2004 and has widened his margin in Wentworth over the years, winning it with 67.7 per cent of the two-party vote at the last election.

"It's nearly a deafness that we still see in Australian society", she said.

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