back to top

Everyone's Wondering Where The Hell Tony Abbott Is

The soon-to-be ex-Prime Minister hasn't been spotted since he was toppled overnight by Malcolm Turnbull in a leadership challenge.

Posted on

Malcolm Turnbull will be the new Prime Minister of Australia today after winning a leadership ballot by 10 votes to replace Tony Abbott on Monday night.

Lukas Coch / AAPIMAGE
Steven Postles / Getty Images

The axe hit Abbott just before 10:00PM last night, as months of bad polling and rumours of party unrest erupted in a leadership challenge.

Strangely, Abbott is yet to talk to media. He was last seen walking down Parliament's corridors following his loss in the leadership ballot.

Where in the world is technically-still-PM Tony Abbott? Unusual absence.

Everyone's just a little confused...

what happened to tony Abbott wtf where is he going

Can someone please tell me when Tony Abbott is going to muster the goddamned courage to face the media because I have things to do

Where's Tony? Do we get to hear from Tony?

Where's Two-thirds of a term Tony? #amagenda #auspol

Where's Tony? Not even a statement from T. A at least Julia & Kevin faced the media straight after #auspol

And some just don't know what's going on.

who the heck is tony abbott and where is he going what happened to john howard

Oh well, here's hoping we hear from him soon!

Channel 7

Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

Contact Brad Esposito at

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.