Scott Morrison selected Australia's new prime minister

Scott Morrison selected Australia's new prime minister

Scott Morrison selected Australia's new prime minister

Another Turnbull supporter, Darren Chester, apologised to voters and said they "deserve better than numerous things our Federal Parliament has served up in the past 10 years".

After the absolute clusterfuck that was this week, it's hard to imagine how the government could win an election.

"I don't think there's much evidence to suggest that conclusion is not correct".

The former treasurer, a Turnbull ally who upset right-wing challenger Peter Dutton in the internal party ballot, said he had had a warm chat with the United States president.

Turnbull has had a few words to those who he claimed wanted to topple his leadership.

Malcolm Turnbull speaking to media at Parliament House in Canberra yesterday. This says a person is incapable of sitting if they have "any direct or indirect pecuniary interest in any agreement with the Public Service of the Commonwealth".

"In 2016, Malcolm and I led our two parties in the longest election campaign in fifty years and in some respects, I suppose we have been engaged in that same contest in the two years since", he said in a statement.

He told reporters not to expect a general election until it is due in the first half of 2019. "I look forward to building a really strong relationship with him", Ms Ardern said. "It is not a secret".

Morrison said he meant to bring the Liberal Party back together after they were "bruised and battered" by the events of the week, events that previous prime minister Malcolm Turnbull described in his final address as "madness".

PM | There we have it, Australia.

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Mr Morrison's victory marks the chance for a break from a decade of leadership clashes but ideological divisions in the party over issues such as climate change, energy policy, immigration and even globalisation remain stark.

"In relation to the deputy's position, this was won in an overwhelming Josh Frydenberg".

US President Donald Trump has phoned to congratulate new Australian prime minister Scott Morrison.

Liberal deputy and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will throw her hat into the leadership ring.

Turnbull stepped down as Liberal leader on Friday and will resign from Parliament within a fortnight.

This is a humiliating defeat for Peter Dutton, Tony Abbott and the conservative wing of the Liberal Party. WA Liberal powerbroker and former finance minister Mathias Cormann called for unity. But they failed to get the minimum 43 signatures that were required.

Treasurer Scott Morrison was Friday picked as Australia's new prime minister after a Liberal party coup in a stunning upset against key challenger Peter Dutton.

Should the advice from the solicitor general be that the matter be referred to the High Court, that would cast a huge doubt not just over Dutton's eligibility for parliament, but also the whole right-wing push to install him in the Lodge.

Morrison defeated Dutton, former minister of home affairs and the most senior conservative member of the government, in the ballot by 45 votes to 40. If a sc-called leadership spill motion was then passed, he would not stand in the vote.

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