Video by Tom Compagnoni
To put it as simply as possible - Tony's out, Turnbull's in. But to summarise things that succinctly would be to do a grave injustice to the absolute carnival sideshow that Australian politics has become.
A spill for party leadership, let alone for the office of Prime Minister itself, is a strange and wonderful night. That was made all the more amazing by the motley crew of eccentrics who populate our political sphere -- none more so than the inimitable Clive Palmer, who gave us the next instalment in his bizarre "goodbye" video series.
Former Palmer United Party member Jacqui Lambie marked the occasion too, sending out her support for Malcolm Turnbull..... via Comic Sans.
And then, of course, wrestling legend Hulk Hogan (accidentally) weighed into the debate, sending some kind words (accidentally) to Tony Abbott.
Unfortunately, another fan alerted Hogan to the trick, and Hogan deleted his encouragement to our now-former PM.
@totsky_stephen yo Syephen I was just trying to help out and encourage,thanks my brother HH— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) September 14, 2015
Cory Bernardi was snapped in this timeless pic, at the end of what was a very long day.
And, in fitting Monday night #Auspol fashion, the result of the leadership ballot was announced live on air... by Q&A.
"I'm going to interrupt you right now because we've just got the result and we do in fact have a new prime minister," host Tony Jones said as the results came in around 9.45pm -- interrupting, coincidentally, former Liberal leader and party elder John Hewson.
It was a weird night.Suggest a correction