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Monday | Daily Mail

Former Labor powerbroker Greg Combet reveals why he rejected Julia...

Former Labor powerbroker Greg Combet reveals why he rejected Julia Gillard's offer to step in as Prime Minister... and how he literally swore he'd never use Twitter That was ex-cabinet minister Greg Combet's gruff response when asked by then prime minister Julia Gillard to increase his online presence.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Age

The mystery of Julia Gillard's determination

Politics Gravity: Inside the PM's Office During her Last Year and Final Days MARY DELAHUNTY Hardie Grant, $29.95.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Reuters

Australia to ship Tamil asylum seekers to its mainland

Australia will transfer 157 Tamil asylum seekers it has been holding at sea for nearly a month to a mainland detention center, the immigration minister said on Friday, in an apparent setback for the government's policies.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Sri Lanka, Asia

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Age

Julia Gillard offered secret deal for Greg Combet to become Prime Minister to fend off Kevin Rudd

Former federal Labor minister Greg Combet reveals he was approached by Julia Gillard in June 2013 to take the leadership because she believed he was Labor's best chance at the upcoming election.

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Related Topix: Julia Gillard

Sydney Morning Herald

Gillard's secret plan to fend off Rudd

Former federal Labor minister Greg Combet reveals he was approached by Julia Gillard in June 2013 to take the leadership because she believed he was Labor's best chance at the upcoming election.

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Related Topix: Julia Gillard

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Wimmera Mail-Times

Wake Up, Wimmera: July 24

PIC OF THE DAY. Send your photos of the Wimmera to newsdesk@mailtimes.com.au or tag us on Instagram @wimmeramailtimes and use the hashtag #wakeupwimmera to have your pic included! Photo: @Jimmydazzla via Instagram With the rain setting in overnight, the morning will not be quite as icy.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Age

Matthew Pavlich says Mark Harvey's 2011 sacking was a shock but just part of life.

Fremantle captain Matthew Pavlich has compared the 2011 sacking of coach Mark Harvey to Julia Gillard's overthrow of Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister, saying it was brutal but no different to what happens in the cut-throat corporate world.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Switched

A Carbon Tax That Can Rise From Australia's Ashes

As the post-mortems arrive to determine the cause of death for Australia's carbon tax , a couple of questions emerge: Why did this happen? What lessons can we learn? The answer to the first question is fairly simple: A politician - Julia Gillard - promised she wouldn't tax carbon , and then she broke that promise.

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Related Topix: Julia Gillard, George Bush, Global Warming

Sydney Morning Herald

Kevin Rudd rewrites history with heroic flourishes

And that even extended to ensuring the story of his government had his input. When actor Rhys Muldoon, a close friend of Rudd's, wrote a lengthy feature in 2012 on Rudd's last days as PM, the piece got some last-minute vetting.

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Related Topix: Journalism

Sydney Morning Herald

Getting the politicians we deserve

Tony Abbott made a mistake, stumbled on a word, coughed out "Canadia" and copped a shellacking back home.

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Related Topix: Julia Gillard, George Bush

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Manufacturing.net

Australia Repeals 2-Year-Old Carbon Tax

Australia's government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters on Thursday, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for the lawmakers who imposed it.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Snurblog

How the South Was Won: Inside the 2014 SA Labor Campaign

The next speaker at CMPM2014 is Neil Lawrence, CEO of Lawrence Creative, which executed the Kevin07 campaign as well as Anna Bligh's campaign for Queensland State Premier and Jay Weatherill's campaign in South Australia; he is alongside his colleague Tony Mitchellmore.

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Related Topix: Canada, Australian Labor Party

The Spectator

Tony Abbott makes history by abolishing the hated carbon tax

A few years ago, the conventional wisdom down under held that Tony Abbott and his centre-right Liberal Party were crazy to oppose the notion of carbon pricing.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Oceania, US Politics, US News, Al Gore

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Age

Carbon tax gone as bills pass Senate

Australia has become the first country in the world to abolish a price on carbon, with the Senate passing the Abbott government's repeal bills 39 votes to 32. After two weeks of negotiations, and several false starts, the Abbott government achieved its long-held ambition on Thursday morning to axe the tax, to applause from government senators.

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MarketWatch

Outside the Box: Shunned by West, Russia pivots to embrace other BRICS

When he became president in 2000, Vladimir Putin committed to deepening Russia's integration into the global economy.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, World News, Russia, Xi Jinping

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Washington Post

Chinese newspaper calls Australia a nation of a rascals and outlawsa

Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, left, speaks as Tony Abbott, Australia's prime minister, looks on during a news conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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Related Topix: Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Australia, World News, Asia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel, Business News

Fri Jul 11, 2014

NEWS.com.au

WA Labor giant our top tweeting pollie

THE Health Department has issued a measles warning for anyone who attended Royal Perth or Bentley hospitals earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Twitter

Sydney Morning Herald

Carbon tax victory! Oh, wait ...

The Palmer United Party's last-minute manoeuvring to delay the passage of the carbon tax repeal bill through the Senate this week didn't take just the Coalition by surprise.

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Crikey

From Diaz's stop-the-boats plan to 'shit happens', pollies' on-air gaffes

Following Clive Palmer's dramatic 7.30 walk-out, Crikey intern Paul Millar finds eight recent moments in political on-air infamy.

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Related Topix: New York

Thu Jul 10, 2014

People's Daily Online

Chinese vice president meets foreign leaders

The foreign guests include Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, President of the Council of States of Switzerland's Federal Assembly Hannes Germann, Russian Presidential Administration chief Sergei Ivanov, Vanuatu Deputy Prime Minister Ham Lini, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, former Thai Deputy ... (more)

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Related Topix: Vanuatu, Oceania, World News, Ham Lini

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