February 24th, 2012
01:59 AM ET

Rudd to contest Australian leadership

Former Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd announced Friday that he will seize a second chance to lead the country by launching a formal challenge to Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Rudd ended days of speculation as to his intentions following his shock resignation Wednesday while on an official trip to Washington.

"Rightly or wrongly, Julia (Gillard) has lost the trust of the Australian people. And starting on Monday I want to start restoring that trust," he told a press conference in Brisbane.

"And that is why I've decided to contest the leadership of the Labor Party."


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  1. banasy©

    We need sone Creamy Baby talk here.

    February 24, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. leeintulsa

    maybe he'll do something about these dingos.. put up a sign or something.. the "dingo signage initiative" lol

    February 24, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Let's start a grass-roots movement there...do grass roots attract dingos?

      February 24, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      If you start on grassroots, I gaurantee you'll have a movement.

      February 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Fiber GOOD!

      February 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Did you hear about the blonde, who after watching ballerinas, wondered why they didn't just get taller girls ?

    February 24, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      This one made me laugh, too...therefore, it shall be deleted...

      February 24, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO ©

    Oooo, infighting in the Labor Party. The opposition must be loving it.

    February 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |