That is it! After 1 year and 361 days in office Tony Abbott has been defeated in a leadership ballot by Malcolm Turnbull who will become the new Prime Minister of Australia.

During the 2013 election campaign former Prime Minister Paul Keating wondered aloud how such a nutter as Tony Abbott could get anywhere close to being head of government; the rest of the world wondered that too. The late Malcolm Frazer put it more gently, but was just as cutting.

As it is midnight and my internet connection is rubbish so I won’t explore this in depth until tomorrow.

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