She (Ms BISHOP) described Labor as ''arrogant'' for appointing Mr Bracks without consulting the Coalition.
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Acting foreign minister Tanya Plibersek condemned the decision in a statement saying it was ''petty and vindictive''.
She said in a statement that it was ''telling'' that the first act of Tony Abbott in foreign affairs was to fire Mr Bracks.
''It is telling that the first act of an Abbott government is to play party politics in international affairs,'' Ms Plibersek said.
''It also reflects a new low in diplomatic practice,'' citing the Liberal appointment of former minister Amanda Vanstone as ambassador to Italy, and allowed her to continue her term.
Ms Vanstone was appointed in April 2007, seven months before the election in November 2007.
Ms Plibersek said Mr Bracks was eminently qualified for the position and questioned who would now be sent in his place.
But incoming Attorney-General George Brandis said Labor had given Mr Bracks the job as ''a gift''.
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''Mr Bracks has no obvious credentials for that job,’’ he told Sky News on Tuesday.
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Incoming Coalition minister Malcolm Turnbull criticised Labor for making appointments such as Mr Bracks' ''literally on the eve of the beginning of the caretaker period''.
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But outgoing special minister of state Mark Dreyfus said in a statement that the Coalition's view misunderstood the caretaker conventions, saying claims that the government should have consulted the opposition on Mr Bracks' appointment are wrong.
''In this election, the House of Representatives was dissolved on 5 August 2013 at 5.30pm – the signal for the start of the caretaker period. Mr Bracks was appointed on 16 May 2013, that is, more than 11 weeks before the start of the caretaker conventions,'' the statement said.
''There is no basis for the suggestion that months before an election is called the Opposition should be consulted about appointments.''
Victoria's Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews said the decision was a partisan, petty and vindictive first act for a new government.
‘‘To axe Steve Bracks from this position simply because he is not a Liberal really does Julie Bishop and Tony Abbott no credit at all - it is petty, it is partisan,
and it is not the sort of national leadership that Tony Abbott promised,’’ Mr Andrews said.
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‘‘In many respects they have fallen at the first hurdle.’’
Mr Andrews said he would be surprised if Premier Denis Napthine endorsed the decision.
‘‘I would have thought that Denis Napthine would be able to recognise that Steve Bracks had given significant service to our state and was well placed to serve our nation in this important position in New York,’’ he said
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