My post today was going to be about the Repugs, but this morning’s events dictate otherwise. From the ABC’s live blog (edited for patrons’ convenience):
10:52am: It’s been a dramatic week in politics. First Julia Gillard surprised most people – even those in her own Government – by announcing a federal election would be held on September 14.
11:06am: Julia Gillard says Evans and Roxon are standing down. She has been discussing their moves with them since last year:
“They certainly go with my thanks and they will be able to reflect on a proud track record of achievement.”
11:08am: Julia Gillard praises Senator Evans’ work as immigration minister:
“He shaped changes to our temporary and permanent skilled migration streams, he made sure that that was serving our economy and he played a major role in cracking down on the rorts in 457 visas, the temporary…
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