Friday, 31 May 2013

Raking the Ruins of the Rudd-Gillard Legacy

For one disquieting moment on Thursday, March 21, 2013, it appeared as if Julia Gillard’s colleagues might remove her from power. With the blade poised to fall, non-Labor voters around the nation muttered under their breath, “On with her head!” Conservatives and libertarians do not wish Gillard to miss her rendezvous with destiny, which is an unparalleled shellacking on Election Day, Saturday, September 14. There was, nevertheless, another reason to welcome Kevin Rudd’s no-show that Thursday afternoon – the man’s indisputable record as an election campaigner.