"Our job ... is to ensure that we not only bring our party back together, which has been bruised and battered this week, but that will enable us to ensure we bring the parliament back together", Morisson said in his first address as Prime Minister.
Morrison went on to defeat Dutton by a vote of 45-40. It was the fourth consecutive time that a prime minister has been toppled in an internal party revolt.
"The Australian people look at this government and say a mini-budget won't fix it, an election will", Mr Bowen said. In fact, some Liberal parliamentarians wanted to pull out of the Paris climate accord.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison returned rival Peter Dutton to the home affairs ministry.
Chaos erupted: government ministers offered their resignations and key political figures switched sides.
Despite his being regarded as a divisive politician with little popularity outside his crucial home State of Queensland, mainstream media predicted a Dutton victory.
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Then it was down to politics and the opposition leader described the past week in Canberra as one of the most "farcical" in Australia's history. As immigration minister, he implemented one of the world's toughest asylum policies, which exile asylum-seekers to offshore processing centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea.
Ms Bishop was knocked out in the first round of voting in what was a three-way battle for the leadership between her, Mr Morrison and Mr Dutton. Instead, they support coal-fired power and oppose climate action and emissions targets.
The radio personalities are accused of helping oust former PM Malcolm Turnbull, who boycotted their programs after a series of clashes.
Support for Australia's governing Liberal-National party (LNP) coalition has fallen to its lowest level since 2008 following Scott Morrison's ascent to prime minister.
Mr Abbott said his sister would be a good competitor in the impending by-election.
Bishop, who was Liberal Party deputy leader for the past 11-years, said in a statement on Sunday she would remain on the backbench as a "strong voice for Western Australia" and had not decided whether she will contest the next election, due by May.
Some Twitter users mocked both Turnbull and Dutton.
"I don't want to dwell on the shocking and shameful events of the last week, a pointless week of madness that disgraced our parliament and appalled our nation".