Scott Morrison to replace Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull after party vote

Posted August 27, 2018

"With the new Australian prime minister, Indonesia is ready to intensify the comprehensive Indonesia-Australia partnership cooperation for the welfare of the people of both countries and the region", according to the statement.

"It has made Australia an global embarrassment and it's about time both sides of politics realise that they are there to govern for the community - not for themselves, not for their corporate donors, but for the people who elect them".

Mr Abbott trashed the Government's NEG last week, before Mr Turnbull made a U-turn and entered the current crisis.

"Australia no longer has a functioning government", he told parliament. "I look forward to building a really strong relationship with him", Ms Ardern said. "It is not a secret".

The result of the leadership contest is seen as something of a compromise following what Turnbull described as an "insurgency" from the right wing of his party, during his final address to the media as prime minister.

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It was the seventh prime minister in 11 years in a remarkable revolving door at Canberra's parliament house.

Aug 24, 2018-Scott Morrison has become Australia's new prime minister after Malcolm Turnbull was forced out by party rivals in a bruising leadership contest, BBC reported.

"As you're all aware, there was a ballot conducted in the party room for the leadership of the Liberal Party", Government Whip Nola Marino said at a press conference a short time ago.

Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg will take on the post of deputy prime minister.

Dutton, who Turnbull accused of bullying and intimidation in the move to knife him, pledged "absolute loyalty" to Morrison.

Tony Abbott also chimed in, telling reporters "We've lost a prime minister but there is still a government to save". Some of them are won by one vote.

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"That is one of the reasons that a number of people have come to the conclusion that Peter Dutton is the best man to lead us". Today he called on the Liberals to do the same in the name of stability for the country.

"I have just been provided with a request for a meeting of the Parliamentary Liberal Party", Turnbull tweeted a short time ago. It started at about midday on Friday after the 43 signatures were verified.

"I think he'll retire at the next election", the Queensland Liberal MP Andrew Laming told ABC radio on Saturday.

Under intense pressure to call a second vote, Mr Turnbull convened a party meeting on Friday after receiving a letter signed by the majority of party members calling for a change of leader.

The other two contenders were former home affairs minister Peter Dutton and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

Morrison had served as minister for immigration and border protection and minister for social services before appointed as treasurer after Malcolm Turnbull became prime minister in 2015.

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Reports followed that a petition to call a leadership spill was making its way through MPs' offices, but Julie Bishop was quick to deny any knowledge of an imminent party room meeting.