The trouncing in Wentworth will re-open fractures in the government, threatening more damaging in-fighting between the party's conservatives and moderates.
It's increasingly obvious that as prime minister Morrison will do whatever he thinks it takes – and plumb some dubious depths – to serve his immediate purposes.
The ABC Act clearly states the board is duty-bound to 'maintain the independence and integrity' of the broadcaster. Milne's actions appear to have compromised both values.
Media moguls' alleged involvement in bringing an end to Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership raises serious questions about their influence, and media accountability.
The Liberal preselectors of Wentworth have selected Dave Sharma, even though Prime Minister Scott Morrison wanted a female candidate.
Collective psychology says that people behave not as individuals, but as members of a collective.
The psychology of revenge and how shame and humiliation can cause chaos in Australian politics.
Australians have never liked sitting PMs being deposed by their own parties - but the outrage over Malcolm Turnbull's destruction is the greatest in modern history.
Wentworth has a 17.7% margin but Turnbull’s personal vote is large and the campaign there could be difficult and certainly will be expensive.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the extraordinary week in Australian politics.
Their longest serving leader built the modern Liberal Party after its predecessor collapsed in 1941– but it took him eight years and defeat in two elections.
Analysis of the polls shows the deposing of Malcolm Turnbull made absolutely no electoral sense.
The new deputy is the Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg, 47, from Victoria, who won overwhelmingly, from fellow Victorian Greg Hunt and Queenslander Steve Ciobo.
Turnbull brought a Menzian style to his leadership, but the world has changed quite a bit since Robert Menzies.
Our revolving door prime ministers are the result of the politicians being too responsive to what we think, and there being too few of them.
Whether we end up with Prime Minister Turnbull, Dutton, Morrison or Bishop – it will not be sweetness and light among those who find themselves at the "out-group" when the dust begins to settle.
The Liberals who want to tear down Malcolm Turnbull claim they are in a battle for the heart and soul of the party - but where is this heart and soul, and how strong is it?
News Corp, Sky News and 2GB have contributed to the creeping 'Foxification' of Australian politics over the life of the Turnbull government.
Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership appears over, with senior ministers deserting him in favour of challenger Peter Dutton.
Whoever ends up the Liberal prime minister will need to articulate a more coherent economic policy to help everyday Australians.