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Gillard shows up unelected chiefs

Published 02/07/2010 | 05:00

Last week, Julia Gillard replaced Kevin Rudd as Australian prime minister following an internal coup with their party facing meltdown at the polls.

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Despite Rudd's historic apology to the native aboriginal people, his popularity was dwindling with every passing week. Conflict with the powerful mining companies finally did for him.

Yet here's the thing. Gillard and her party have promised to face elections by August, which is a healthy development.

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