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Tony Abbott Relegated To The Backbench Will Make You Realise Nothing Lasts Forever

Once a PM, now only an MP.

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Former prime minister Tony Abbott strode into parliament on Monday for the first time since he was overthrown.

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And he took his new position at the back with a group of former powerful ministers we're calling "The Burnouts".


There was something sweet/beautiful/crushing at the sight of the former powerful squad, relegated to the bleachers.

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Former treasurer Joe Hockey was on the left. Former defence minister Kevin Andrews was on his right.

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In the front row is Malcolm Turnbull at the despatch box.

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Grinning in the back was Lonely Tony... and it's a timely reminder that nothing lasts forever 😥😥😥😥😥😥😥

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Mark Di Stefano is a media and politics correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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