Australia's new prime minister announced a peace-making Cabinet on Sunday that does not punish his rivals in a bruising power struggle that ousted his predecessor days ago and divided a government that lags in opinion polls.
Bill Shorten is the preferred prime minister for the first time in three years, coming from trailing Malcolm Turnbull by 12 points to leading Mr Morrison 39 to 33. She attracted no votes from her home state of Western Australia. "I can not remember a single positive policy initiative that Abbott has championed and then implemented", Mr Rudd said.
Former foreign minister Julie Bishop is staying in parliament and has not ruled out vying for the Liberal leadership again in the future.
The government has a majority of just one seat in the House of Representatives, the lower house of parliament, which it expects to lose following a decision by Mr Turnbull to resign his seat.
The environment portfolio will now be handled separately by West Australian MP Melissa Price.
Turnbull supporter David Coleman will take on Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs in a clear signal from Morrison to separate the economic role of immigration from national security following policy disagreements with Dutton over the past year. The new minister for Defence Industry will be Steven Ciobo.
"While Labor has at times been critical of the foreign policy directions under prime ministers Abbott and Turnbull, Ms Bishop's commitment to standing up for Australia both here and overseas has never been in question".
Barnaby Joyce says Malcolm Turnbull is wrong to quit parliament, saying he had a "contractual arrangement" with voters in his seat of Wentworth.
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. I'm far more powerful than you could ever hope to be but I think the praise is in the wrong direction, ' he said.
UK-based paper The Guardian said that Australia has had five prime ministers in the last five years, adding that four of them were "torn down by their own parties, earning Canberra the unhappy appellation the coup capital of the Pacific".
Mr Morrison, whom Mr Turnbull described as a loyal treasurer, excluded Mr Abbott from his first cabinet but has offered him a newly-created role of special envoy for indigenous affairs.