Bishop might’ve been popular PM: Shorten

New PM Scott Morrison the immediate challenge facing his Liberals is healing their rifts

Her resignation came hours before new Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday unveiled his first cabinet, with Marise Payne replacing Bishop.

Australians' support for the Coalition government has dropped to its lowest in a decade after it dumped Mr Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister and installed Mr Scott Morrison last Friday (Aug 24) following a week of chaos, an opinion poll showed on Monday.

Asked if the Liberal Party could bring itself to elect a popular female leader, Ms Bishop said: "When we find one, I'm sure they will".

"He should not be doing it", Mr Joyce said.

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Labor's Penny Wong also paid tribute to Ms Bishop for her "trailblazing role as the first Australian woman to be Minister for Foreign Affairs".

The survey of 1,783 voters for The Australian newspaper over the weekend also pointed to a large swing towards Labor leader Bill Shorten as preferred prime minister.

She served as minister for education and science and for women before becoming foreign minister in Tony Abbott's government in 2013.

While Canavan remains the nation's Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, the energy portfolio will be given to Angus Taylor after former Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg took on the role of Treasurer after also being voted the Liberal Party's deputy leader in last week's leadership spill.

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An explanation could be that some lawmakers fear they will be punished by voters if they put their names to dumping Turnbull. The vote to refer Dutton to the High Court was defeated 69-68 in the House of Representatives before it adjourned.

Morrison said he was open to Abbott, who had supported Dutton, being involved in government decisions in an advisory capacity.

But Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says he doesn't believe she was the victim of dirty tricks. Mr Dutton, whose first challenge on Tuesday sparked the crisis that ultimately toppled Mr Turnbull, returns as home affairs minister in an apparent attempt by Mr Morrison to rebuild unity in his badly bruised party.

While Morrison blocked a Chinese bid for electricity network Ausgrid and an iconic cattle company with vast tracts of land, that was out of "genuine concern" about foreign ownership of strategic assets, according to Richard Holden, a professor of economics at the University of New South Wales Business School in Sydney.

The new Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, attends a swearing-in ceremony in Canberra on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.

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"As a Senator representing regional Queensland, the Minister knows first-hand the vital contribution the resources sector makes to regional communities". The new minister for Defence Industry will be Steven Ciobo. "Due to the high turnover of prime ministers, we can not see ourselves making a figure of a sitting Australian prime minister again", Mark Connolly, the general manager of the Sydney branch, said. Morrison is seeking to restore party unity after a week of tumultuous infighting.

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