Recently, former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was accused of trying to destroy the party that fired him as leader.
Andrew Bolt has attacked the former leader of the Liberal Party after having tweeted the new prime minister, Scott Morrison, recommending that he refer Interior Minister Peter Dutton to the Supreme Court for his parliamentary eligibility.
"He's trying desperately to burn the party," Bolt told viewers about his Sky News program on Thursday night.
Turnbull threw more fuel into the fire as he tweeted his support for David Sharma in the by-election for his vacant Wentworth seat hours after Morrison publicly endorsed candidate Katherine O & # 39; Regan.
Former Australian ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma (pictured) is Malcolm Turnbull's preferred candidate to run for the Liberals in next month's Wentworth by-election
It is understood that Mr. Turnbull took a break from his vacation in New York to call Dave Sharma and beg him to remain in the preselection race for the October 20 midterm elections, 9 News reported.
It is hoped that Turnbull's preferred election as a candidate to contest his former federal headquarters in the eastern suburbs of Sydney will start against former ministerial minister Katherine O & # 39; Regan.
She is the favorite candidate of Mr. Morrison and the favorite to win the preselection.
A former Australian ambassador to Israel, Sharma also has the backing of former Prime Minister John Howard.
It is also believed that Mr. Turnbull's brother-in-law, Michael Hughes, is working behind the scenes to win Sharma's support.
The liberal preselection for Wentworth is taking place in the Easts Rugby Club of Woolahra.
The preferred candidate of prime minister Scott Morrison, Katherine O & # 39; Regan, is the favorite to gain the preselection of the party to appear like liberal candidate in the old headquarters of Malcolm Tunrbull.
The winner will run as the Liberal candidate in the by-elections on October 20.
Mr. Turnbull has occupied the seat since 2004.
An inside source told 9 News that the race would be "tight."
But the Reagan supporters told The Australian that they could get up to 75 percent of the votes in the local component of 120 votes from the 206-vote ballot.
The new prime minister, Scott Morrison (pictured), let his predecessor know who is now in charge on Thursday morning
It is the second fight that Mr. Turnbull has chosen with Mr. Morrison within 24 hours after he publicly pressured his successor to refer his rival of mutual leadership, Peter Dutton, to the High Court.
"What I have done to Scott Morrison and other colleagues is that, given the uncertainty about the eligibility of Peter Dutton, recognized by the Attorney General, he should be referred to the High Court, as was Barnaby, to clarify the matter," Mr. Turnbull tweeted on Wednesday night.
Mr. Morrison returned the blow to his bitter predecessor on Thursday morning.
It was the second battle that Malcolm Turnbull (pictured with his granddaughter Alice) chose with Scott Morrison in the last 24 hours
"Someone told me once in this work, all contributions should be received with gratitude, they are," he told reporters in Queanbeyan, just outside of Canberra.
"But as prime minister, I will obviously make the decisions in relation to our government in what I think is of national interest and based on the latest and most timely information that I have at my disposal.
"Obviously I have a lot of respect for the former prime minister, but now, as prime minister, I will make the decisions that I think are the best for the nation."
Malcolm Turnbull (right), photographed with his wife Lucy is currently on vacation in New York