In 2012 Malcolm Turnbull delivered a parliamentary tribute to the recently deceased Bob Hughes. Speaking about Hughes's advocacy of a republic, he turned to his leader, arch-monarchist Tony Abbott, and said: "I think he had a swing at you, Tony, in one of those debates."
"He missed!", replied Abbott.
"Yes, he missed!" said Turnbull. "What a loss for the nation it would have been if he had connected!"