A day after former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was ousted as the leader of the nation a media scrum followed him on a morning walk where his wife Lucy leapt to his defence.
As the former PM and his wife were taking a quiet morning walk the media scrum was within close proximity when Mrs Turnbull made her thoughts known.
A reported is heard telling Mr Turnbull his family should be proud of him, too which Mr Turnbull seemed genuinely appreciative.
A day after former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was ousted as the leader of the nation a media scrum followed him on a morning walk where his wife Lucy leapt to his defence
Following his comments Mrs Turnbull highlighted the integrity she shes in her husband.
‘(He) Never broke a promise, never told a lie,’ she said.
Mr Turnbull called a spill on August 24 after a challenge from then Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton, one which Mr Turnbull won 48 votes to 35.
However after a petition was signed by 43 rebel MP’s Mr Turnbull was again forced to call a leadership spill and this time was ousted for former Treasurer and now Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spent his first day out of office enjoying a nature walk with his family including wife Lucy (pictured second from left)
Among those who did signed the petition were Andrew Hastie, Tony Pasin, Craig Kelly, Michael Sukkar, Kevin Andrews, Tony Abbott, Ian Goodenough, Nicolle Flint, Peter Dutton and Jason Wood.
Warren Entsch reportedly only agreed to sign the petition because his signature was needed to make up the 43 names.
Mr Turnbull was careful to dot his I’s and cross his T’s when it came to verifying the validity of each signature, ordering party whip Nola Marino to phone each signatory to ensure they had signed the petition.
‘These are momentous times and it’s important that people are accountable for what they’re doing,’ he said at the time.
Mr Turnbull previously acknowledged politics was a tough business, but slammed right-wing bullies within and outside Parliament who undermined his leadership
Mr Turnbull previously acknowledged politics was a tough business, but slammed right-wing bullies within and outside Parliament who undermined his leadership.
‘I think what we’re witnessing, what we have witnessed at the moment is a very deliberate effort to pull the Liberal Party further to the right. And that’s been stated by the number of people who have been involved in this,’ he said.
The comment has been widely interpreted as an attack on former prime minister Mr Abbott and his acolytes, as well as elements of the Press.
In his farewell speech, Mr Turnbull said he did everything within his power to maintain stability within the government despite the chaos, but ultimately the ‘wreckers’ prevailed.