While in office, former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was criticised for being stuck in the past, so perhaps his mode of resignation Tuesday made perfect sense.

After being ousted by Malcolm Turnbull in a dramatic Liberal Party vote on Monday night, Abbott chose to tender his resignation to Governor-General Peter Cosgrove via fax, Channel 9 journalist Laurie Oakes reported.

RESIGNED BY FAX: @LaurieOakes reports @TonyAbbottMHR did not go to Government House to tender resignation. He faxed it.

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Retro to the very end, Australia’s ousted prime minister resigned via fax