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Rudd versus Gillard

By James Rose  

Labor MPs and Senators voted in Gillard's favour, but Rudd is the party's best hope in next year's national elections

The strangest week in recent Australian political history started with the leak of a video of the Foreign Minister four-letter-wording his way through the pre-taping of a video presentation. It ended with 102 elected Labor Party members going against the popular will of millions of voters and maintaining Julia Gillard’s grip on the premiership. Once the verdict was announced, politicians who were sworn enemies only minutes before…

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