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Hopes pay rise won't be lost in the shadows

Peter Jean The federal opposition hopes that the Remuneration Tribunal will agree to ''transitional arrangements'' to ensure that none of its shadow ministers have to miss out on hefty pay rises.

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Rudd backers wary of Gillard ambush

Rudd replies: 'Unusual' the video was leaked now (Thumbnail)

Peter Jean Supporters of Kevin Rudd fear an overseas trip may make it impossible for the Foreign Minister to campaign effectively if Prime Minister Julia Gillard calls a Labor leadership ballot next week.

PM's camp calls Rudd party-wrecker

Ross Peake, Peter Jean Julia Gillard's camp now believes Kevin Rudd will be seen as a ''Labor Party wrecker'' after his decision to bring the leadership tension into the open.

Government unfit for office: Abbott

Peter Jean Labor's leadership crisis had demonstrated that the minority government was unfit to continue in office, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said last night.

Voters receive direct call from Washington

Peter Jean Kevin Rudd has reached out for the support of the voters who were furious and felt disen- franchised when he was dumped without warning from the prime ministership in 2010.

Albanese, Abbott, dragged Kelly back from the brink

Peter Jean As the Labor caucus engaged in a very public slanging match about the leadership last week, Eden-Monaro MP Mike Kelly was considering whether to give up his career in politics.