Federal health minister Greg Hunt lost his bid to become deputy leader of the federal Liberal Party on 24 August in an election held for the position after a failed coup by members of the party’s hard right.

Mr Hunt survived a reshuffle of portfolios by the prime minister on 25 August, remaining minister for health.

He was one of five MPs who had lied to parliament and declared they supported the former prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, a day after voting against him in a spill and a day before voting against the then PM again.

All five wanted conspirator Peter Dutton, not the successful Scott  Morrison.