So it turns out that Tony Abbott's party isn't better than this, that his government isn't better than this and, by God, that his country isn't better than this.

That was Tony Abbott's cri de coeur as Malcolm Turnbull advanced confidently against him on September 14, 2015 -- that the Liberal Party wasn't the Labor Party, in which Kevin Rudd had been knifed by Julia Gillard who was in turn knifed by Kevin Rudd. "The destabilisation just has to stop," Abbott implored at the time, but Turnbull wasn't doing any destabilisation, he was coming for Abbott and knocked him off, quick smart, in a lightning-fast coup.