The factional leaders on the Right in the Labor caucus have withdrawn their support from Kevin Rudd, along with the key Australian Workers Union (AWU). The bookies give her the odds to win the leadership ballot. It remains to be seen whether a change of leader will cut the knees out from under the sustained media attack on Labor, or whether it will merely encourage them to go after her head instead with even more vigour.
Update 2010-06-24: Our first female Prime Minister has been sworn in
(video, poor quality). (Transcript of her acceptance speech press conference)
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