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McClelland says Rudd needed defending

NATIONAL: Sacked federal minister Robert McClelland says he has no regrets about standing up for Kevin Rudd, because the leadership aspirant faced personal attacks by colleagues.

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Warren Mundine firms as Senate frontrunner

Warren Mundine will lead Generation One, taking over from former CEO Tim Gartrell.

NATIONAL: Former Labor president and Bundjalung man Warren Mundine has firmed as the frontrunner to replace Mark Arbib in the Senate after two former NSW premiers decided not to put their hands up.

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Foreign ministry fiasco a farce: Libs

NATIONAL: A reported Labor revolt over prime ministerial plans to parachute Bob Carr into the foreign ministry proves Julia Gillard remains beholden to the factions, the opposition says.

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Gillard wins leadership vote 71-31

Prime Minister Julia Gillard...

NATIONAL: Julia Gillard has trounced Kevin Rudd in the federal Labor leadership ballot.

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Leadership ballot called for Monday

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

NATIONAL: Prime Minister Julia Gillard will call a ballot for the Labor Party leadership at 10am on Monday after Kevin Rudd’s resignation as Foreign Minister.

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I have the support to challenge leadership: Rudd

NATIONAL: Kevin Rudd says he has been encouraged by the support of federal Labor members and ministers to contest for the leadership of the party.

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Ministers attack Rudd ahead of ballot

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

NATIONAL: Government ministers have come out in force to discredit outgoing foreign minister Kevin Rudd ahead of Prime Minister Julia Gillard likely calling a leadership spill for Monday when parliament resumes.

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Rudd yearns for old job: speechwriter

NATIONAL: The man who wrote Kevin Rudd’s speeches says the former prime minister is doing everything in his power to reclaim the top job.

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Rudd change could spark crisis: academic

NATIONAL: A change of Labor leadership could spark a constitutional crisis in Australia, an academic expert says.

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