While in office, former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was criticised for being stuck in the past, so perhaps his mode of resignation Tuesday made perfect sense.
After being ousted by Malcolm Turnbull in a dramatic Liberal Party vote on Monday night, Abbott chose to tender his resignation to Governor-General Peter Cosgrove via fax, Channel 9 journalist Laurie Oakes reported.
For those of you who can't recall — a fax machine sends and receives messages over a telephone line, and it looks something like this:
To be fair, fax machines are not uncommon in offices such as law firms, and apparently, in Parliament House. Nevertheless, the Australian public received the news with the level of delight you'd expect.
Showing a little more affinity with the technology of the 21st century, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton tendered his resignation to the new prime minister in a text message, Sky News reported. Turnbull has yet to accept his offer.
It's expected that Australia's new prime minister will announce his cabinet reshuffle on Monday.
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