Posts Tagged ‘ ellison ’

Turnbull picks Julie Bishop to lead attack on Wayne Swan

Sep 22nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia, Lead Stories

Ms. Bishop exercised her right as deputy Liberal leader to claim the treasury prize, and becomes the first woman to hold the treasury portfolio on either side of politics. Meanwhile, the Opposition Leader has dumped Bronwyn Bishop, Jo Gash and Pat Farmer from the shadow ministry.

Chris Ellison quits politics before Turnbull reshuffle

Sep 17th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia

Insisting he was not pushed, Senator Eliision said he had received assurances from new Liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull as recently as this morning that he could continue in his current portfolio. But he said the demands posed by constant travel across the country and having a young family had prompted him to consider retirement.