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Follow Crikey’s latest coverage of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Crikey’s Julia Gillard coverage includes independent news, blogs and commentary.


Tips and rumours

Abbott a leftie … The Oz keeps it in the family … Gillard and Windsor double bill sold out …

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Rundle mythbusts the campaign that was (part two)

We all know why Labor lost: Kevin Rudd, the narcissist, undermined Julia Gillard at every step and then exploded because of the chaos of the campaign. The only problem with that narrative is none of it is true. Let’s look at the facts …

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Tips and rumours

Mirabella may lost job even if she wins … The AFR takes on penises … gossip from the journos’ election campaign …

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Tips and rumours

Cash for Palmer United Party “volunteers” … Julia Gillard goes on tour … Rumblings of discontent in Liberal Party ranks already

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Disunity was death for a government with a strong record

Labor managed the economy well and achieved significant reforms, but ultimately simply couldn’t govern itself. Voters were always going to punish them for it.

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History will be on Gillard’s side

Crikey readers have their say on Kevin Rudd, Syria and the Netherlands.

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On the trail with Craig Thomson, the David of Dobell

Facing 173 criminal charges over the alleged misuse of credit cards and other matters, Craig Thomson is defiantly contesting a seat he cannot win. Is he a little mad, in denial … or looking to make a few dollars?

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iSentia index: now or never for floundering Rudd campaign

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has been acting more like an opposition leader with his promises of change, while Tony Abbott has been acting as if Kevin 07 never happened, assuming the mantle of John Howard.

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iSentia index: presidential-style politics with Abbott closing in

Tony Abbott got almost as much press as the Prime Minister this week, as the presidential-style campaign hits its stride.

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Campaign scorecard: great debate splits the voters

Crikey asks the sharpest political commentators which leader got the best of the campaigning day yesterday, plus we track where the leaders are and what cash promises they’ve made …

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Tips and rumours

IT wobbles at DIAC … some Coalition types dumping Mirabella in Indi? … who is Barnaby Joyce anyway? …

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iSentia index: the age of the Twitterverse

Are the daily tabloids still relevant in this age of digital media? Kevin Rudd will be hoping not, since he is the undisputed king of the social media sphere.

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Tips and rumours

Julia Gillard signs up to write her memoirs … Did Kevin Rudd shut down the band? … Crikey helps save you money …

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Turns out Aussie voters don’t hate Labor, they hated Julia Gillard. Could Labor actually win this thing? Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

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How Rudd will keep women (and Women for Gillard ‘screwed up’)

The campaign to discredit Tony Abbott in the eyes of women will continue, after what Labor insiders say was a bungled attempt to rally the female vote around Julia Gillard.

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Rudd’s ‘PM’s pick’ in Lalor preselection: DFAT staffer tapped

DFAT staffer Lisa Clutterham has emerged as a candidate in Julia Gillard’s seat of Lalor — with Kevin Rudd’s approval. And Sandra Willis, daughter of former Labor treasurer Ralph Willis, will also nominate for the suddenly bulging field.

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Tips and rumours

Julia and Tim moving to Daylesford? … rumours over News closing presses … The Australian’s climate sceptic of the day …

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iSentia index: Julia who? Rudd’s comeback complete

Kevin Rudd is top of the pops as he tries to end a Labor arrangement that allowed him to knife Julia Gillard and become Prime Minister.

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‘In the lap of the gods’: Gillard’s pick for Lalor ineligible

The former PM’s pick to replace her in her safe seat only attempted to rejoin the ALP last week, casting doubt on her eligibility. School teacher Joanne Ryan is asking for dispensation, Crikey can reveal.

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iSentia index: it’s all about Labor

Tony Abbott is the only Coalition politician in the top 20 this week as K-Rudd’s ascendancy and cabinet reshuffle take centre stage.

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How to spin economics, both here and in China

There’s economic spin and then there’s economic spin, Chinese style. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane compare the digesting and reporting of economic news in Australia and China.

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Swan’s final report card: a treasurer whose triumph was invisible

Wayne Swan is donning his hoodie and heading for the exit. So how did he rate as treasurer? Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer argue, despite his inability to communicate, he was a success.

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Gillard’s legacy (and figures of speech)

Crikey readers have their say on the issues of the day.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: Crikey election indicator heats up

The Crikey Indicator this morning stood at 76.4% probability of the Coalition winning with Labor at 23.6%. That does not quite put Labor back to the 25% plus at which it began the year.

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Carr and cars: policy behind Rudd’s ‘make things’ pledge

Kim Carr is set for promotion to cabinet under Kevin Rudd, along with a renewed focus on innovation — and possibly more manufacturing subsidies. The fallout over the leadership continues.

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