Rudd, Gillard, Showdown

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4BC Breaking News:

Labor's leadership has dominated question time in Federal Parliament despite the Prime Minister declaring that the drama is over.

There was one less face on Julia Gillard’s frontbench this afternoon with Kevin Rudd now taking his place on the backbench

MS Gillard  insists she has the overwhelming support of her colleagues following her decisive 71-31 win over Mr Rudd

But after a week of public blood-letting, Labor's problems have given the Coalition plenty of ammunition.

Former PM Kevin Rudd has lost the leadership ballot with PM Julia Gillard,  Julia Gillard has been emphatically returned as Labor Leader and PM 71 votes to 31 over Kevin Rudd. Click heading for more.
 


Does the Caucus care about public opinion?

Labor Campaign Advisor and Director Campaigns and Communications Bruce Hawker speaks with Greg Cary about reading the impact of public opinion inside the caucus.

Kevin Rudd is refusing to concede defeat ahead of today's Labor leadership showdown despite being unable to secure the numbers to topple Julia Gillard. Labor MPs will meet at 9 o'clock this morning to vote on who should lead the party.

Monday 27th: Bruce Hawker with 4BC Breakfast

Friday 23rd: Kevin Rudd has finally confirmed the leadership challenge that will take place at the start of the coming week. PM Julia Gillard responds to Kevin Rudd's challenge from her own press conference. It will be a long weekend as the nation awaits the outcome of Monday's ballot to determine the PM position.

4BC Drive crosses live to the Julia Gillard press conference as she responds to Kevin Rudd’s leadership challenge. Matthew Franklin of the Australian weighs in on unfolding events

Reporter, Michael Pacchi, looks at Kevin Rudd's latest announcement at contending the Labor Party leadership

Greg Cary talks with chief strategist Bruce Hawker who has left Premier Blighs camp to work with Kevin Rudd

Michael Pachi with 4BC Breakfast on the latest. 23rd Feb

Gary Hardgrave talks to ex-Labor Minister, Con Scaccia, about the latest news.

Geoff Green, former Liberal State Campaign Director also gives his opinions to 4BC Drive.

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