Politics wrap: June 26, 2013
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Rudd: 'I cannot stand idly by'
Prime minister elect Kevin Rudd and his deputy Anthony Albanese address the media for the first time after the Labor leadership spill.PT0M0S 620 349
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Key federal independent Rob Oakeshott will quit politics at the September 14 election.
Independent MP Tony Windsor has joined his fellow crossbencher, independent Rob Oakeshott, in quitting politics at the next election.
Independent MP Tony Windsor says Kevin Rudd cannot count on his support if he is reinstated as Labor leader, in a setback to Mr Rudd's chances of resuming in the top job.
Kevin Rudd's supporters have started circulating a caucus petition to allow a challenge to Julia Gillard for the prime ministership.
Independent MP Tony Windsor has become the second big-name retirement from the federal Parliament during a dramatic day in Canberra, which has escalated with the Prime Minister calling a Labor leadership ballot at 7pm.
Kevin Rudd has accepted Julia Gillard's challenge to stand for the Labor leadership, paving the way for a showdown on Wednesday night.
The 43rd Parliament of Australia could be entering uncharted waters.
Prime minister elect Kevin Rudd and his deputy Anthony Albanese address the media for the first time after the Labor leadership spill.
Kevin Rudd has been re-elected leader of the Labor Party almost three years to the day since he was deposed by Julia Gillard.
There were those who laid eyes this week upon the picture of Prime Minister Julia Gillard happily knitting and, searching for a literary metaphor, settled upon Charles Dickens' mistress of vengeance, Madame Defarge.
Kevin Rudd plans to visit Governor-General Quentin Bryce today in a bid to be commissioned as prime minister, after replacing Julia Gillard as Labor leader on Wednesday night.
Kevin Rudd plans to visit Governor-General Quentin Bryce on Thursday to be commissioned as prime minister after replacing Julia Gillard as Labor leader as the government all but collapsed on Wednesday night, losing its leader and much of its frontbench.
Kevin Rudd will again be sworn in as Prime Minister by the Governor-General at 9.30am on Thursday after winning the Labor leadership in a ballot against former prime minister Julia Gillard.