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Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop quits

Julie Bishop has quit as Foreign Affairs Minister

New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison rewarded supporters and extended an olive branch to rebel right-wingers as he unveiled his "new generation" cabinet Sunday after taking power in a party-room coup.

Bishop received 11 votes in Friday's leadership ballot - coming in behind both Prime Minister Scott Morrison and former Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton - in a surprise result, given that she is popular amongst voters and well regarded in the global diplomatic circuit.

"I think in politics, especially in the Liberal party, it is far too easy to change the leader", she told ABC radio.

Morrison was sworn in as Australian prime minister - the seventh in 11 years - on Friday after the Liberal Party's conservative faction led by Dutton launched a revolt against Turnbull.

Bishop, the party's deputy leader, reportedly secured just 11 votes out of 85 in the first round - significantly lower than Morrison and the third challenger, Peter Dutton.

WA powerbroker Mathias Cormann will remain as Finance Minister and the Leader of the Government in the Senate, despite his very public support for Dutton.

Mr Morrison's new Cabinet includes former Turnbull loyalist Christopher Pyne as the new defence minister.

"They should have supported a Western Australian candidate, it's not as though she didn't have enough experience". She would never be "another man's deputy" again.

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

'For five years she has dedicated her life to our nation with a tireless work ethic and exhausting travel schedule.

Ms Bishop, who is renowned for her fitness and energy, announced her resignation after finishing the City to Surf fun in Perth with a personal best time.

She served as minister for education and science and for women before becoming foreign minister in Tony Abbott's government in 2013.

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

The male colleagues would suggest "exactly my idea, exactly my initiative... and the others would say, 'brilliant, what a genius idea!'" she said, putting down the behavior to an "unconscious bias". Much harder than it looks.

Former premier Richard Court said she had been an extraordinary foreign minister and an exemplary local member of Parliament.

Former Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security Angus Taylor has been moved to the Energy portfolio, after earlier this month praising the role of DHA and previously saying that he considers the Australian government's approach to cybersecurity "world leading", with no cybersecurity portfolio named by the prime minister on Sunday.