How It Went Down: How Tony Abbott Was Ousted

Et tu, Bruce?

Senior ministers including Christopher Pyne, George Brandis, Ian Macfarlane and Julie Bishop were among the 14 of the 35 Liberal frontbenchers who backed the leadership spill to install Mr Turnbull as the country’s new Prime Minister.

Crucial support was garnered from Victorian, Western Australian and South Australian MPs in order to topple Mr Abbott, with members of the centre right shifting to support Mr Turnbull.


It looks like Julie Bishop has been gunning for the PM job for a while.

Tony Abbott keeps it classy.