AUS: Malcolm Turnbull publicly ridiculed by members of his own party

"We are not run by factions," he said to instant guffaws of laughter. A visibly uncomfortable prime minister handled the confrontation as best he could: "Well you may dispute that but I have to tell you, from experience, we are not run by factions," he said.

"Nor are we run by big business, or by deals in back rooms." That comment also produced howls and disapproving scoffs from the crowd.