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Feb 27, 2012

ALP leadership spill live blog: Gillard wins, Rudd addresses media

Crikey live blog: Labor Senator and sports minister Mark Arbib has just announced his resignation, saying it was due to his role in the 2010 coup and for personal reasons.

Amber Jamieson — Freelance journalist in New York

Amber Jamieson

Freelance journalist in New York

Roll up, roll up for the Canberra circus, where Labor MPs today re-elected Julia Gillard as ring leader in a 10am ballot. Gillard won the ballot easily, with 71 votes out of a possible 102 votes. Challenger Kevin Rudd achieved 31 votes. Is 31 enough votes to destabilise Gillard’s leadership? Or has the loss killed off Rudd’s leadership ambitions forever?

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  1. paddy

    Sheesh Amber.
    You mean you’ve drawn the short straw again and missed out on Crikey’s Oscar red carpet liveblog? 😉

  2. Son of foro

    So how many votes do we think Norma Desmond will get? Somewhere between 25 and 30?

  3. TheAppallingTruth

    “Julia has lost the trust of the Australian people, and starting on Monday I will start restoring that trust” – Kevin Rudd

    But, CANBERRA has lost the trust of EVERYONE who has seen this:
    http://www.expendable.tv

    Both Rudd and Gillard are aware of it. Abbott is aware of it. All the MPs and Senators are aware of it.

    This is Australia’s dirty little secret, which exposes serious criminal acts at the heart of government, and reveals a seam of corruption. Hence no mention in the Australian media at all, despite the ministerial cables, proving it, being published on that website.

    Whoever they choose to lead the ALP, it won’t make a difference. They have ALL let the nation down.

  4. sickofitall

    SUrely first dog is not wearing pants

  5. sickofitall

    Ps, I bet results are different to expected. No bets on how.

  6. paddy

    73 Gillard 29 Rudd is a fairly definite result. Via Phil Coorey on twitter

  7. Venise Alstergren

    I am delighted. Now, perhaps we can allow the Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, to run the country.

  8. sickofitall

    Not so much different. Maybe down a bit.

  9. sickofitall

    Regardless of the winner, how did the party of chifley, curtin, whitlam and Keating become the party of arbib, shorten, combet, roxon?

  10. sickofitall

    Regardless of the winner, how did the party of chifley, curtin, whitlam and Keating become the party of arbib, shorten, combet, roxon?

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