Dutton sworn in – again
Peter Dutton was just sworn in as Minister of the Interior.
According to Sky News, the ceremony was prematurely carried out so that he could conduct a security intelligence meeting.
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There are increasing demands on the Liberal Party to change the rules in order to make it more difficult to outrun.
Nick Greiner, the liberal federal president, suggested that the party would benefit from it. "I'm not against this idea, I think it's an obvious directional issue," he told Sky News on Sunday.
"I do not think it's high on the list of (Scott) Morrison, nor should it be, but I think the organization, not surprisingly, would be happy with some sort of model.
" There are already members of the parliamentary party who support it, and Mr Morrison has no Blechohr, but yes, I think it is something that should be on the agenda.
But former liberal leader John Howard has rejected such calls.
"I do not think changing the rules is a good idea," he said at a Canberra Writers' Festival on Sunday, according to Fairfax Media. "What good is it to introduce rules if they can be put aside?"
Ironically, Mr. Howard was the last Australian Prime Minister to have a full term, more than ten years ago.
Here it is again for our collective pleasure:  Abbott "worried" about new job offer
Scott Morrison has offered Tony Abbott a new role as Special Representative for the Prime Minister in indigenous affairs – but if he accepts, it's another question.
It was part of Mr. Morrison's olive branch attempt to appease those who took down Malcolm Turnbull last week and start repairing the party's wounds.
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But speaki Tonight, Mr. Abbott said in front of his Sydney home, "It's not very clear what he's offering."
"I talked to the new Prime Minister yesterday and, as you know, I have worked hard in indigenous people. Long time before I became Prime Minister after becoming Prime Minister," he told Nine News.
Abbott's spokesman said The Daily Telegraph he was "worried about something, that's a title without a role," he said, "but he had to consider the proposal, but had to what was suggested know, as it is not clear how such a role would interact with the minister and all other bodies in this space. "
Mr. Abbott threw his support behind Mr. Morrison and the Liberal Deputy Leader Josh Frydenberg and said that their leadership represented an "important provision" for the federal government.
But Mr Morrison failed to restore the former Prime Minister to the Cabinet despite the references he
Mr. Morrison introduced his new ministry yesterday:
Leaked WhatsApp thread reveals Betrayal by Julie Bishop
Julie Bishop has resigned from her Cabinet as Secretary of State.
"I will stay on the bench as a strong voice for Western Australia," she said in a statement yesterday.
"I was selected by the Liberal Party for the Curtin Seat and I have not made a decision regarding the next election."
Over the weekend, a leaked WhatsApp news thread revealed why Ms. Bishop has lost
The messages from high-ranking Liberal MPs aired on ABC's insiders showed that politicians were encouraged for Ms. Bishop Leaked screenshots from the Friends for Stability group claim Mathias Cormann, whose support of Peter Dutton was crucial to securing leadership, had received votes for Ms. Bishop from Scott Morrison to keep the race.
Talks between Morrison supporters show that politicians were encouraged to vote over Ms. Bishop in the first round for Mr Morrison.
"Cormann rumored some WA votes behind Julie Bishop in the first round," a message from Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher aired on Insider read.
"Be aware that this is a ruse trying to get her in front of Morrison, so he falls out and cast his votes to Dutton." Despite our hearts tugging at Julie, we must in the first Round with our heads for Scott.
But in a statement to news.com.au, Mr. Cormann said he did not do that.
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Participants in the thread expressed concern over the Secretary of State with a suggestion "Someone should tell Julie".
A message from Christopher Pyne read: "I have."
"Very respectful," he added.
Mr. Bishop was eliminated in the first round of the election in a threefold battle for leadership between her, Mr. Morrison and Mr. Dutton.  She received only 11 votes in the first round, including from toppling Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. None of the votes came from Western Australians.
– Liz Burke