“I wish we had someone who had a lazy million dollars sitting in the corner that could just plonk into the campaign," said Anthony Albanese to the news that Malcolm Turnbull helped out the federal Liberal Party to the tune of $1 million during the campaign.

Indeed, Albo. It looks a lot like Turnbull has bought himself a prime ministership (though his $1 million purchased the barest of majorities; maybe Mal should have stumped up a little more?). So much for his talk of mandates and clear majorities -- the man with the deepest pockets wins.