It was the topic of the week.
Whether followed by an exasperated sigh, a roll of the eyes, or an in-depth analysis, talk of our leadership turmoil has reached all corners of the country.
It is a day that will go down in history as one that Australians would rather forget.
Thank goodness we have a solid sense of humour to see us through.
Now that the dust has settled, Tasmanians should be asking themselves, what does it mean for us?
Most Tasmanians would not know Scott Morrison past his Treasury portfolio.
It begs the question, does our new PM know much about our state? He flew in to provide some national support to then-Bass Liberal MHR Andrew Nikolic, in the 2016 federal election cycle.
He was again a FIFO-figure during the Braddon byelection campaign. But as for a connection to the state, we’re left wondering. Tasmania’s share of the GST carve up has weighed heavily on the state over the past 12 months.
We are right to feel nervous. Liberal Party powerbroker Eric Abetz declared his support for Peter Dutton in the lead up to the spill.
Fellow Tasmanian Liberal senators Jonathon Duniam, and David Bushby, reportedly followed their senior into Camp Dutton.
This is where we need our elected representatives to do what is best for the state.
There can be no more party in-fighting, no grudges held against the eventual spill winner, and certainly no master plots made. We don’t need any sticks in the mud representing us.
Tasmanians, like the majority of the country, are tired of politicians puffing up their own egos. The task for our senators now is to get us answers. Is Tasmania’s $5 billion pumped hydro plan still secure, under a new leader?
What happens to Launceston’s City Deal, which underpins the transformation of the city over the next decade?
Will we see action or dragging feet on the $1 billion infrastructure present we unwrapped as part of this year’s budget?
We elected these politicians to represent us, to fight for us. They now must deliver on the faith that Tasmanians instilled in them.