In the video interview shared by News.com.au, Oliver is seen giving a toast to Abbot being ousted as Australian Prime Minister by Malcolm Turnbull.
This is despite sustained pressure from Liberal backbenchers who want the government to intervene, rather than wait for employers and unions to negotiate lower penalty rate deals as is allowed under Labor’s Fair Work Act. However, Hockey was not offered a cabinet position and tendered his resignation from Parliament following the announcement.
As for the proposed Free Trade Agreement with China, Mr Turnbull admitted he had read “summaries of it” and he would be willing to discuss it openly with Labor.
Mr Turnbull will meet in Melbourne domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty and former Victorian police chief Ken Lay, who were appointed in April by the Council of Australian Governments under then prime minister Tony Abbott, to advise how to introduce a national domestic violence order scheme.
“The ICA is pleased the new Treasury team, consisting of Scott Morrison, Kelly O’Dwyer and Alex Hawke, has strong policy experience and will be well equipped for the economic challenges ahead”, Whelan said.
Abbott was defeated in a surprise leadership ballot of lawmakers within the ruling Liberal Party last week after he battled poor opinion polling during most of his center-right government’s two years in power.
“Scott Morrison MP as the new Treasurer“, Wilhelm Harnisch, CEO of Master Builders Australia explains.
Mr Abbott said he believed Mr Hockey would be judged more kindly in the future than he was in the job as treasurer.
Chris Richardson, a partner in Deloitte Access Economics, says he suspects the prime minister is correct.
“While I am a republican, I have to say to you that there are much more immediate issues facing me and the government than the republic, and the key ones all relate to economic growth”, Turnbull told Nine Network television.
“So I don’t think we can read anything into a few words that the PM may have uttered in the course of a particular interview”.
After winning the vote, Mr Turnbull himself deposed as party leader by Mr Abbott in 2009 signalled a change in style from Mr Abbott’s strident leadership.
“One of the great challenges for any leader is to ensure that there is renewal… that invariably means in fact, that very capable people have to move on, stand aside, so that others can come through”, he said in a press conference on Sunday. Certainly he never warned me.
The Newspoll was based on a telephone survey of 1,645 voters.