The former prime minister Tony Abbott has accused the new treasurer, Scott Morrison, of “badly misleading” people about his role in the Liberal leadership drama. Of all voters, 37% rate Turnbull the best leader of the Liberal Party, with “don’t know” a distant second (21%) and Julie Bishop next (14%)-new Treasurer Scott Morrison is on 4%.
NSW MP Michael McCormack was moved from the post of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance to become Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister. Turnbull told reporters Monday afternoon that he had proposed the vote as it hadbecome clear that Abbott ” has not been capable ofproviding the economicleadership our nation needs”. Abbotthad headedoff a leadership spill in February.
Mr Turnbull’s former business partner and friend from law school at Sydney University, Bruce McWilliam, says he hopes the new Prime Minister will have a “successful ride”.
“Malcolm Turnbull has richly rewarded supporters and punished Mr Abbott’s loyalists”, Mr Shorten said on Sunday.
Mr Speers then asked him a series of questions about hot political topics including asylum seekers still on Manus Island and Nauru, the state of Australia’s economy, Senate voting reforms and penalty rates.
Governor General Peter Gosgrove, the British monarch’s representative in Australia, swore in Turnbull’s first 21-member Cabinet later yesterday.
The bump in the polls made it a good morning for the new Prime Minister, who hasn’t wasted any time in the new job, declaring there would be a referendum on gay marriage after the next election.
Federal Labor has echoed that criticism despite pressure from the Coalition, Labor premiers and business leaders who want the deal completed in the interests of economic growth.
“We expect the new Treasury team will hit the ground running during this term to complete the reform agenda established by their predecessors”, Andrew Bragg, director of policy and global markets, said.
It is also believed Mr Turnbull signed off on a higher pay offer for staff at NBN Co of 7.5 per cent over three years plus backpay which was later squashed by Eric Abetz.
“I came in to see Tony”.
“He certainly never warned me”. “I think the important thing at the moment is just to unwind and have a think and there’ll be more to say about that in the not-too-distant future”.
Although most were on the Daily Telegraph’s list of ministers Abbott was thinking of demoting anyway, Turnbull has not responded to threats of retribution or destabilisation by proceeding with hesitation or caution.