The defence minister Kevin Andrews has announced at a press conference that the new prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has dumped him from the cabinet.
The announcement of the new cabinets will take place at 3:40 PM this afternoon. Kevin Andrews was seen as a loyal and very supportive backer of former prime minister Tony Abbott.
in a press conference the former Minister said that he was disappointed that Prime Minister Turnbull did not accept his offer to work with him.
The former Minister said that remaining in the job was not about him but more about stability for the defence force and the leadership.
He also highlighted that by dumping him as defence Minister there has been more defence ministers then prime minister is in the last three years thanks to Malcolm Turnbull.
The former minister said that he will remain a loyal supporter of the liberal party and that he looks forward to contesting the next election.