Australia’s foreign minister quits. How will her replacement deal with China?

Australia’s foreign minister quits. How will her replacement deal with China?

Australia’s foreign minister quits. How will her replacement deal with China?

However, on Tuesday last week, after Dutton was unsuccessful in taking leadership of the Australian Liberal Party from Turnbull when the first of several internal party votes saw the prime minister retain his title as chief, Dutton resigned from Home Affairs and took a seat on the backbench while Morrison took interim responsibility of DHA.

The poll of three Liberal-held marginal seats - Deakin, Dickson and Reid - has Mr Morrison edging Mr Shorten out as preferred leader but overall support for the government had dropped.

She had served as foreign minister since 2013.

She said Bangladesh deeply values her relations with Australia.

Renowned for her steely gaze dubbed the "death stare", Bishop's highlights as foreign minister include her strong condemnation of Russia's role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines MH17 in 2014.

She was knocked out in the first round of voting, and Scott Morrison won the runoff vote from Peter Dutton.

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Thousands of Iranians have protested against price rises of some food items, a lack of jobs and state corruption. Farther-reaching sanctions are to follow in November on Iran's banking sector and oil exports.

Former prime minister Tony Abbott, who was beaten by Turnbull in a leadership ballot in 2015, did not win a place back in the cabinet.

"I have always believed the WA members and senators had a responsibility to advocate for the best interests of their State in the context of being Federal members of Parliament", she said.

Communications minister Mitch Fifield also made a return to the cabinet in the same position after resigning on Thursday, as did minister for human services Michael Keenan, who had his remit as assistant minister for digital transformation upgraded to a full portfolio. Every single man and woman in the Liberal Party room needs to put that type of behaviour behind us and make sure we do unify for the future.

Bishop will be replaced as foreign minister by Marise Payne, Australia's first female defence minister.

The long-serving foreign minister returned to Perth on Saturday.

On 23 August, he handed his resignation to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, amid a round of leadership challenges.

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