From PM to shopping run - Malcolm Turnbull cuts a lonely figure as he goes unrecognised on a stroll in a Kathmandu puffer vest with a
From PM to shopping run – Malcolm Turnbull cuts a lonely figure as he goes unrecognised on a stroll in a Kathmandu puffer vest with a Coles shopping bag
- Malcolm Turnbull spotted strolling along through Rushcutters Bay on Sydney’s waterfront on Wednesday
- The former prime minister went unrecognised in black track pants, black sneakers and Kathmandu gilet
- Mr Turnbull made his way through the park, near his exclusive Point Piper estate on the Sydney Harbour
Malcolm Turnbull cut a lonely figure as he went for a stroll along Sydney’s waterfront carrying a Coles tote bag.
The former prime minister looked fatigued, checking his mobile as he made his way through Rushcutters Bay on a brisk Wednesday morning.
Wearing black sneakers, black track pants and a Kathmandu gilet, Mr Turnbull went unrecognised by the locals.
Malcolm Turnbull (pictured) has been spotted strolling along Sydney’s waterfront carrying a Coles tote bag
The former prime minister looked fatigued, checking his cell phone as he made his way through Rushcutters Bay on Wednesday morning
The park is just a short stroll from his exclusive Point Piper estate on Sydney Harbour.
The Turnbulls purchased the Mediterranean-style home in 1994 for $5,425,000 and renovated with architect Michael Suttor shortly after, Domain reported.
The home was built in the 1930s and retains many ornate features from the period, including arched roof tiles, windows and wrought-iron gates.
The exclusive harbourfront home was sold by the late socialite Klara Saunders, who was married to Westfield Holdings director John Saunders.
The property is set on 1940sq metres, has a swimming pool and a boat shed as well as a private jetty.
When he became Australia’s prime minister in 2015, after deposing Tony Abbott in a leadership spill, Mr Turnbull opted to stay at his sprawling mansion instead of calling Kirribilli House home.
Unlike prime ministers before him, Mr Turnbull would have had to downsize to move into Kirribilli.
Removalists were spotted bringing boxes of Mr Turbull’s prized possessions back home from Canberra in August 2018 after his dramatic exit from politics.
Wearing black sneakers, black track pants and a Kathmandu gilet, Mr Turnbull (pictured) went unrecognised by the locals
Mr Turnbull (pictured) was seen on his phone at Rushcutters Bay on Wednesday morning, the park is near his Point Piper estate on Sydney Harbour
Mr Turnbull resigned from Federal Parliament and left the Liberal party after a week of bitter factional infighting.
His newly released autobiography ‘A Bigger Picture’ detailed his long-standing feud with former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who beat Mr Turnbull in a 2009 leadership spill in Opposition by one vote.
Mr Turnbull said he experienced his darkest moments when he lost to Mr Abbott in the spill, which was sparked by Mr Turnbull backing Labor’s plan to introduce the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.
However, Mr Turnbull then overthrew Mr Abbott in a leadership coup in September 2015. In the book, he claimed that Mr Abbott’s chief-of-staff Peta Credlin ‘owned’ her boss and was the person who was really running Australia.
The book also dissected Mr Turnbull’s tumultuous final week of leadership in 2018, when he was dumped and replaced by Scott Morrison in a leadership contest initially sparked by Peter Dutton.