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Australia's foreign minister resigns from Cabinet

Anthony Maslin and Rin Norris yesterday thanked Ms Bishop for "everything she has done for us", telling The West Australian the former foreign minister had held Russian Federation to account for their involvement in the "catastrophic tragedy" of MH17.

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. Mathias Cormann will stay in his role as minister for finance and failed leadership challenger Peter Dutton retained a reduced home affairs portfolio.

Dutton even set up a GoFundMe page to send himself and his wife to Australia for a "popcorn party" and a "tour of my 2nd home", Dutton wrote.

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.

In June, however, she said Australia wouldn't be following the United States in moving its embassy to Jerusalem, rebuffing pressure from the party's base.

Considered a rising star within the Liberal Party, Mr Laundy holds the inner-western Sydney seat of Reid with a margin of about 4.7 per cent.

One of the casualties was Labor's Julia Gillard, Australia's first female leader, who constantly battled misogyny and made worldwide headlines for her fiery rebuttal of then Liberal opposition leader Tony Abbott in parliament in 2012.

"Australia is New Zealand's most important partner", said Ms Ardern.

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

The reshuffled cabinet bookends a chaotic week in which Turnbull was ousted by his own party - the sixth time since 2007 that Australia has changed prime ministers.

"If all MPs looked after their local electorate as effectively as Julie there would be few complaints from the public", Mr Court said. "She has set the bar for the next Foreign Minister very high".

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