There was a kiss for Greg Combet, of course. And Anthony Albanese. Jenny Macklin. Wayne Swan. But amid the celebrations for a successful vote on the carbon tax legislation, the parliamentary cameras panned away from Julia Gillard at the crucial moment — a prime ministerial pash with the man she deposed, Kevin Rudd. (Thankfully, the still snappers captured the touching display). Still, there’s Christopher Pyne in knee-slapping hysterics over two leadership rivals embracing.

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