Malcolm Turnbull’s campaign against Scott Morrison and the Liberal Party is one of the greatest acts of revenge in Australian political history. This account explores the egos, deception and thwarted power that has left a trail of personal destruction across the political world.

Friends have been turned into enemies, alliances destroyed and reputations shattered. Time will tell whether Turnbull’s response to his own political party sets Australia on a different course, but the discourse has changed forever.

Aaron Patrick is a senior correspondent at The Australian Financial Review.