Malcolm Turnbull will quit federal parliament on Friday

Australia's new Prime Minister Scott Morrison right and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party Josh Frydenberg hold their press conference at Parliament House in Canberra

Julie Bishop was reflecting on her five years as Australia's first woman foreign minister after she quit the Cabinet following an unsuccessful bid last week to become prime minister.

"He was someone who above all else wanted to change policy, not change leader, and I am confident given the remarks of new Prime Minister Scott Morrison, given the ministerial appointments he's made, there will be better policy, a united party and a sharper difference with our opponents", he said. The ruling Liberal-National coalition is trailing the Labor party in opinion polls, even though the Labor leader Bill Shorten is not personally popular.

"Our job ... is to ensure that we not only bring our party back together, which has been bruised and battered this week, but that will enable us to ensure we bring the parliament back together", Morisson said in his first address as Prime Minister.

Peter Dutton has been stripped of the immigration portfolio but will remain as Home Affairs minister after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his new-look front bench. David Littleproud remains the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources.

Morrison's new cabinet included a number of ministers who were involved in Turnbull's ouster, taken as a sign he was trying to unite the party.

There was a further twist: when Julie Bishop did not stand for deputy leader, her replacement was Josh Frydenberg, the minister responsible for the aborted National Energy Scheme. Turnbull offered Abbott no senior role in his government after ousting him.

Despite the change in leadership, it just seems to many Australians that they will simply be getting more of the same.

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Morrison also split the role of Energy and Environment minister, naming Melissa Price as environment minister and selecting Angus Taylor to head energy.

"I have no doubt that Marise Payne and the highly professional team at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will continue to fight for justice", she added.

Christopher Pyne was promoted to oversee defense and Steven Ciobo was named minister for the defense industry.

Promising a stable government, Morrison said, "We will provide the stability and the unity and the direction and the goal that the Australian people expect of us".

"But as you know, my prime ministership has come to an end".

"Well, when we find one, I'm sure we will", said Ms Bishop. The new minister for Defence Industry will be Steven Ciobo.

He said Mr Turnbull "will be remembered mostly for the way he got into office and the way he got out of office". "I'm still the people's Prime Minister".

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