Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has sent a strange tweet saying his government is "good and improving" five years after it led the coalition to an overwhelming victory.
Abbott's own party kicked him out two years later after a series of mistakes, unpopular policy decisions and shocking polls that showed he was leading them to defeat.
But Mr. Abbott is not thinking about the negative.
"Today is the fifth anniversary of Abbott's government election, it's good government, getting better!" Mr. Abbott tweeted
Abbott's own party kicked him out two years later after a series of tricks, unpopular policy decisions and shocking polls that showed that it led to defeat.
"Today is the fifth anniversary of Abbott's government election, it's good government, getting better!" Mr. Abbott tweeted Friday.
Within a week, it will be the third anniversary of the Malcolm Turnbull spill to replace Mr. Abbott, which led to a close victory for the coalition in 2016.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison praised his predecessors for their role in winning the last two elections.
"I pay tribute to Tony Abbott, who took us back to the government, and to Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop, who was the vice president (leader) throughout that period," Morrison told the Triple M radio in Melbourne.
Moments after he sent the tweet, Mr. Abbott was seen addressing his cycling team.
Mr. Morrison said he was proud to have been part of what the coalition government had achieved
Mr. Morrison said he was proud of being part of what the coalition government had achieved.
"We have many races on the board, but … I have to explain to Australians why we are doing things so that in the future, they know how I make decisions," he said.
Defense Minister Christopher Pyne was asked why Australia has a new prime minister, and said the question was a good one.
"It has not yet been answered by those people who thought it was necessary to change leadership," Pyne told Sky News.
Mr. Morrison's office sent a list of achievements made under the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison governments, which include more than a million new jobs, a booming economy and a budget that goes back into surplus.