SYDNEY - Australia's former prime minister, who was ousted in a bitter party coup, has publicly called for the man behind his demise - a Liberal party colleague - to face investigation.
Ditching any semblance of fraternal loyalty, Malcolm Turnbull, who was Australia's leader for three years, said that Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton should be referred to the High Court over a potential conflict of interests.
It is just the latest twist in Australia's brutal politics, which has seen six changes of prime minister in the last decade.
Hardline conservative Dutton was instrumental in moderate Turnbull's political demise, but failed in a bid to replace him in the top job.
The more mainstream Scott Morrison was selected as the new prime minister instead.