Here's how the day panned out.
First up Turnbull had the Party Whip call each of the 43 signatories to "verify" that they actually signed the petition calling for a spill.
I have just been provided with a request for a meeting of the Parliamentary Liberal Party. It has 43 signatures. As soon as they are verified by the Whips, which should not take long, the meeting will be called.— Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm) August 24, 2018
Now the CHAP has announced he's quitting parliament immediately.
There will be a by-election.
AG Christian Porter - very significant he has the law books with him - no doubt he has copies of the relevant Section 44 of Constitution.
Arthur Sinodinis doesn't look well. Craig Laundy wants to go down with Turnbull.
Getting ready for the UN.
Spill of Turnbull and Bishop's position - motion carried 45-40
Bishop, Dutton and Morrison to run for leader.
Julie Bishop knocked out in the first round.
Dutton and Morrison to run for leader.
Meanwhile life in remote northern Thailand goes on!
Morrison. 45 to 40