Original article by Louise Yaxley
abc.net.au – Page: Online : 22-Aug-18
Nine federal government frontbenchers have offered to resign in the wake of the leadership spill, including Greg Hunt, Steve Ciobo and Michael Keenan. However, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has only accepted the resignation of Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, although Turnbull has indicated that he asked Dutton to remain in his portfolio. Dutton in turn says he contested the leadership because he believed that he has the best chance of winning the next election. Dutton added that he felt that it would not be appropriate for him to remain in cabinet.
AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF HOME AFFAIRS, LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF HEALTH, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES