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A Great Day For Feminism?

Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s searing attack on opposition leader Tony Abbott has gone viral attracting over 300,000 hits on ABC News and YouTube, generating countless memes, and gaining media coverage in the United States, Britain, India and many other countries. If you haven’t yet seen the clip I suggest you check it out below.

Commentators were quick to point out the hypocrisy of Gillard’s speech in light of Peter Slipper’s text messages and the Labor Party’s ongoing support for the disgraced former Speaker.

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Will Market Confidence Fall Amid Labor Struggles?

The Labor governments leadership struggles over the past week has fixated the nation. On 22 February, following weeks of reports of tension, Kevin Rudd stepped down as Foreign Minister. The next day Julia Gillard called a leadership ballet and by 23 February Rudd confirmed he would contest the leadership. Opinions polls have shown Rudd to be preferred Prime Minister to Gillard however whom the caucus prefers is still mere speculation.

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