Tony Abbott is renowned for being out of touch with everyday Australians.
As Prime Minister he oversaw a massive blowout in the cost of renovations to The Lodge, despite never spending a night the historic Canberra residency.
He did, however, spend more time in Sydney’s Kirribilli House.
When he was in Canberra, he chose to stay in modest lodgings with the Australian Federal Police, despite the fact his staff rented a luxurious Forrest mansion for him (resulting in a $65,000 lease termination fee).
His decision to live for a week each year in remote parts of Australia weren’t cheap either, with his final visit to Torres Strait raising an $80,000 catering bill.
And if his living arrangements as PM weren’t costly enough, leaving the job was worse.
A party in his office on the night of Turnbull’s coup saw a marble coffee table smashed, leaving the taxpayer with a $1,000 bill to replace it, and a an additional $17,000 was spent on a VIP flight just days later, so he could avoid sitting next to Malcolm Turnbull as they both made their way back to Sydney.