It seems like an eon ago, but can it really only be five-and-a-bit months since last October's federal election?
Federal Labor leader Mark Latham has predicted there will be a by-election in John Howard's Sydney seat of Bennelong no matter who wins Saturday's federal election.
Mr Latham thinks Mr Howard will quit politics if the Coalition loses the election, or if it wins, Peter Costello will take over as prime minister.
Mr Latham has told a special edition of ABC program Insiders that is something that voters should take into account when deciding who they want to be prime minister.
"Win, lose or draw, Mr Howard's going to have a by-election in Bennelong," he said.
"There'll be no by-election in Werriwa. I'm 43 years of age and raring to go.
"I'm here for the long-haul service of the Australian people, whereas Mr Howard of course is cutting and running into retirement."