The ruling Liberal Party in Australia and its partner in the coalition the 'National Party of Australia
' won with a majority in 2013 election, while the former Prime Minister Abbott was ousted by his party following a number of political unsuccessful decisions besides internal conflicts that disturbed his post as leader of the cabinet.
Despite the fact that the 'Conservative Party of Australia' was a registered political party at the time of Mr Fischer's remarks, (4) the phrase 'capital-C conservative' was clearly suggestive of a supporter of the Liberal Party or its coalition partner, the National Party of Australia
. In fairness, the text of Mr Fischer's comment set out above shows that he was not using the phrase in this more common sense but rather in the specialised sense of a 'legal conservative'.