Former Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull has been photographed leaving the country after being unceromniously dumped from his role.
The ousted PM flew out of the country from Sydney Airport on Sunday accompanied by his wife Lucy and an entourage of security officers.
Mr Turnbull is heading overseas for six weeks, leaving his former colleagues to battle for his blue-ribbon seat of Wentworth, which he will not be recontesting.
The former PM looked downcast and was dressed casually in a blue sweater and sport coat and was carrying his own luggage.
Mr Turnbull will spend six weeks in New York and will not return to parliament
Former Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull has been photograph as he jets off for the United States, turning his back on a struggling Liberal Party
Mr Turnbull's resignation from Parliament on Friday will spark a by-election, which could threaten the government's one-seat majority
Mr Turnbull's resignation from Parliament on Friday will spark a by-election, which could threaten the government's one-seat majority.
The latest ReachTel poll has the Liberal Party and Labor at 50 per cent each on a two-party preferred basis, in a sign voters could punish the government for knifing Mr Turnbull.
Although the polls suggest Wentworth could fall to Labor for the first time in history, the former prime minister won't be joining the Liberal's campaign to retain the seat.
On Sunday, he and his wife will fly to New York, where the pair own a two-bedroom Manhattan apartment they purchased for $4.5million in 2012.
The Turnbulls own this two-bedroom Manhattan apartment, purchased for $4.5million in 2012
The former PM looked downcast and was dressed casually in a blue sweater and sport coat and was carrying his own luggage
The former prime minister won't be joining the Liberals' campaign to retain his seat
Senior Liberal MPs are said to be fuming Mr Turnbull won't be helping his successor campaign for his old eastern Sydney seat, according to The Daily Telegraph.
The Turnbulls' 1930s art-deco apartment, overlooking Central Park, boasts hardwood floors and decorative fireplaces, while the building has full-time doormen and elevator attendants.
'New York is my second favourite city [after Sydney] and I had been looking at property there for quite a while,' Mrs Turnbull told Fairfax at the time of the purchase.
'We wanted to be close to Lincoln Centre and Columbus Circle, a vibrant part of New York City, close to the subway hub and conveniently located close to midtown and to Central Park.'
The art-deco apartment boasts hardwood floors and decorative fireplaces, while the building (pictured) has full-time doormen and elevator attendants
Mr Turnbull's resignation from Parliament on Friday will spark a by-election in his seat of Wentworth
Meanwhile, business owner and City of Sydney councillor Angela Vithoulkas has joined the race for Mr Turnbull's soon-to-be vacant federal seat.
Ms Vithoulkas on Thursday confirmed she will stand as an independent in the Wentworth by-election, expected to be held in October.
She said voters in the eastern suburbs electorate needed 'stability, continuity and fearlessness', and vowed to bring that as a strong independent.
'I want to rebuild the faith people should have in their community leaders, and make them the priority, not a pawn in party politics,' she said in a statement.
Ms Vithoulkas is among dozens of business