In a big move, Marise Payne will take on the Foreign Affairs portfolio, after Julie Bishop announced earlier on Sunday that she had resigned from the cabinet and would be retreating to the back bench.
The messages between senior Liberal MPs, broadcast on ABC's Insiders, claimed some politicians were voting for Ms Bishop in the party room ballot as part of a "ruse" to install Mr Dutton, and others politicians were encouraged not to vote for her even if they wanted to.
Several Liberal sources said Mr King had told party members at the Liberal Party state council meeting in Nelson Bay on the weekend that he had the support of some branches in Wentworth.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison knows the "climate is changing", but has rejected its relevance in the debate to ease the effects of drought.
SCOTT Buchholz promises the Coalition Government will work for regional Queensland as he takes up a new role in the Prime Minister's ministry.
That decision could have major implications for Morrison's government, which has a parliamentary majority of just one seat.
But Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says he doesn't believe she was the victim of dirty tricks. "David Coleman and Linda Reynolds will be a great asset to the Home Affairs portfolio".
Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Won't Have Custody Of Their Children
Kate, like Diana, looked happy as she was accompanied by the Duke of Cambridge and the Queen in Her Majesty's Bentley. It's all because they all did not have the legal custody of their children.
Emery rejects reports of Ozil spat
As well as impressing his manager, Guendouzi believes Arsenal can impress everyone by winning the Premier League this season. Fellow forward Alexandre Lacazette , who came on as a substitute against Manchester City and Chelsea , is also yet to score.
Australian prime minister abandons climate change targets
Malcolm Turnbull has rejected claims that changes to his energy policy are aimed at holding off a leadership challenge. I have seen leadership challenges before and this was a resounding vote of support in the leadership team.
Mr Shorten said changing the leader from Malcolm Turnbull to Mr Morrison changed nothing.
Bishop was first elected as a lawmaker in 1998 for the seat of Curtin, in the Western Australian city of Perth.
Bishop contested Friday's vote but was eliminated in the first round, with Morrison then emerging as a surprise compromise victor over Peter Dutton, Turnbull's conservative challenger who brought the leadership crisis to a head earlier in the week.
"I'll be leaving the Parliament ... not before too long", Mr Turnbull said last Friday in his final media conference as prime minister. As the minister responsible for immigration, he angered many Australians who saw his treatment of refugees and asylum seekers as harsh and heartless.
New Treasurer and deputy Liberal leader Josh Frydenberg, a Turnbull ally, conceded the disastrous poll put the government on track for a devastating defeat at elections that must be held by mid-May.
Mr Morrison is expected to announce his new front bench in the next few days.
The swath of new cabinet appointments come as the governing party battles to restore unity ahead of an upcoming federal election, with the opposition Labour Party leading in opinion polls.