Scott Morrison’s appeal to those with a lower level of education more than compensated for his lack of appeal to highly educated Australians.
Steggall's win against Abbott should have felt like a revolutionary occasion, but it's been somewhat of an anti-climax.
There are the two realities that Abbott forever inhabits — the messianic protector of Western civilisation, and Australia's great clanging embarrassment.
A look at the who's who of Warringah's influential backroom operatives.
Tony Abbott might not be winning friends outside of Warringah, but hanging out at the local mall he's in his element. Having John Howard beside him helps.
While the NSW Greens have been a bit of a mess in recent months, Kristyn Glanville is keeping the environment front and centre.
There's a creeping belief that Warringah is a two-horse race between Tony Abbott and Zali Steggall, but independent candidate Susan Moylan-Coombs specialises in things that are often overlooked.
What do the locals make of Abbott's competition? They quite like her. Or at least they want to like her.
Tony Abbott is in danger of losing his seat for the first time in 25 years. The implications for the Liberals and, beyond that, our understanding of Australian politics are huge.
With Labor poised to take conventional battleground seats, the prospect of an independent blue-ribbon rebellion means the Liberal Party is facing a calamity unlike any it has suffered before.