Steggall's win against Abbott should have felt like a revolutionary occasion, but it's been somewhat of an anti-climax.
Independent candidate Zali Steggall has thanked her supporters for "voting for the future". And with that, Abbott is condemned to the past.
Dean Harris is personable and articulate, never faltering on policy. Imagine if Labor ran him in a seat he could actually win.
The relative privilege of these crowds doesn't undermine the sincerity or importance of what they're trying to achieve, but it does shift the tone. Every protest is imbued by this smiling confidence that they will win.
While the NSW Greens have been a bit of a mess in recent months, Kristyn Glanville is keeping the environment front and centre.
For all the perception of Abbott as a gaffe-prone, onion-munching, three-word sloganeer, it's easy to forget that there is more to the former prime minister and Rhodes scholar.
Tony Abbott's key challenger in Warringah doesn't want to change the system — she wants to see it managed better.