Former Labor leader Mark Latham has been sacked for the second time in two years, after a string of outbursts against a colleague, a prominent female radio broadcaster and a teenager.
Latham's notorious Twitter account sprang to life on Wednesday, with tweets defending the Labor leader's latest outburst, in which he called a teenage boy "gay".
It was then announced that Sky News had "terminated" Mark Latham contract with the news network in which he appeared as a political commentator.
Recently, Latham had attacked his colleague Kristina Keneally and ABC host Wendy Harmer in the same episode of his Sunday political show.
Keneally lodged a formal complaint with her Sky News bosses, while Harmer has sent a legal letter to the news network calling for an apology after Latham called her a "proven commercial failure" and "disabled".
It's the second time the former Labor leader has been sacked in two years. In 2015, Latham was sent his marching orders from the Australian Financial Review.
A BuzzFeed News investigation revealed Latham was behind the @RealMarkLatham account, which attacked prominent women in the media including Australian of the Year Rosie Batty and former military officer Catherine McGregor.
His Sky News colleague Chris Kenny said he was sad to see Latham go.
But others were surprised how quickly Latham returned to Twitter.
Mark Di Stefano is a media and politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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