Carefree aspiring Prime Minister Julie Bishop brought a bunch of fan letters to the floor of Parliament to send a message to her liberal colleagues who rejected her.
The former foreign minister sat in the backbench during question time with a stack of papers, three weeks after receiving only 11 votes on a party leadership ticket.
The woman who was deputy liberal chief for almost 11 years showed the folders in the House of Representatives as a colleague on duty, a row in front of her, asked a question from Dorothy Dixer & # 39; to the new treasurer Josh Frydenberg.
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The despised aspiring prime minister Julie Bishop (sitting behind the backbencher Luke Howarth) brought documents to parliament to send a message to her liberal colleagues who rejected her
Julie Bishop sat in the back next to Julia Banks, the dissatisfied deputy, and as the man who replaced her as the liberal deputy Josh Frydenberg, she was asked for a "Dorothy Dixer".
The prime minister who answered the question last month replaced her as the vice president of the Liberal Party, since Australia woke up to its fifth MP in five years.
When Luke Howarth asked about the tax relief for small businesses shortly after lunch, Ms. Bishop continued to check her smartphone as she sat next to another dissatisfied banker Julia Banks, who has complained that the liberal deputies intimidated her during the voting for leadership.
Then, Ms. Bishop's office told Sky News that the documents came from voters who lamented how she got only 11 votes from the 85 Liberal Party federal members during the first round of the leadership vote on August 24.
Former 62-year partner of the corporate law firm Clayton Utz became the deputy leader of the Liberal Party in December 2007, serving under Brendan Nelson, Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott, over four leadership changes .
Julie Bishop's office told Sky News that the pile of papers were letters from voters lamenting how the Liberal Party had not elected her as leader.
Opinion polls consistently showed that he was more popular than Scott Morrison, who is now prime minister, and the minister of internal affairs, Peter Dutton, while former liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull was struggling to maintain political traction with voters.
She was a popular figure among voters, with women representing only 22 percent of the federal deputies of the Liberal Party.
The divorced member of Perth, who has been in Parliament since 1998 as a member of Curtin, supported gay marriage and had the support of the ideologically moderate faction of the Liberal Party.
Party moderates, however, endorsed Morrison, a Hillsong Christian who opposed gay marriage, in an attempt to prevent Mr. Dutton from prevailing.