Australia’s new prime minister has announced a peace-making Cabinet that does not punish his rivals in a bruising power struggle that ousted his predecessor and divided a government that lags in opinion polls.
PM Scott Morrison returned rival Peter Dutton to the home affairs ministry.
Mr Morrison, who had been loyal to his predecessor Malcolm Turnbull, won a ballot of government politicians for the leadership on Friday against Mr Dutton.
Mr Dutton had demanded Mr Turnbull should prove he had the support of ruling Liberal Party politicians in a ballot.
Mr Turnbull resigned. Mathias Cormann, a party powerbroker who backed Mr Dutton, retained his finance portfolio.
Australia’s first female foreign minister, Julie Bishop, announced earlier on Sunday that she had quit the Cabinet.