Kevin Rudd retains seat of Griffith in Brisbane
Hung Parliament Turmoil for Australian 2010 Election
The Australian 2010 Federal Election has seen the Australian Labor Party (ALP) haemorrhage support acquired during the 2007 Federal election.
Significant support from Queensland (QLD) and New South Wales (NSW) all but evaporated in response to the dumping of former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd by ALP party power brokers.
The dumping of Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister saw Julia Gillard, Australia’s first female Prime Minister rise to power and immediately call a national federal election.
Ms Gillard said at the time that she wanted to be “elected in her own right” in order to validate the action taken against Kevin Rudd.
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