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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:31 am
Kevin or Kim? The vote is on. Decision due in 30 minutes or so.
UPDATE. It’s Rudd: 49 votes to 39.
UPDATE II. Rudd is the sixth Labor leader since John Howard became leader of the Liberal party in 1995.
UPDATE III. So much for pure waffle.
UPDATE IV. Terrible news: Kim Beazley’s brother David died overnight.
UPDATE VII. Comment of the day: “Gillard to enjoy first and only honeymoon.”
UPDATE VIII. Some Latham-related background on Rudd:
As a duelling columnist in Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph in 2001, Latham was always keen to put the boot into his ambitious colleague.
“The erudite Rudd is one of the brighter people in parliament. Yet like so many of the modern political class he has the roar of a mouse rather than the crusading zeal of a parliamentary lion,” Latham wrote.
The pair were eventually ordered to stop boring readers by writing about each other, reportedly prompting Latham to file a column where he referred to Rudd as “c…”.
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