Thanks Julia

You have been a first-class leader and a role model for those of your gender, in fact both genders.

In my opinion Kevin Rudd has been prepared to bring down the Labor Government to satisfy his own overblown ego.

I put Gillard up there with Paul Keating as a true reformist Prime Minister. The way she has been treated over the past three years is a national disgrace.

Now that Kevin Rudd has prevailed I will still support Labor: not because of Rudd, in spite of him. The only thing he has got going for him is that he is not Tony Abbott.

Bill Shorten, you have gone in my view from being a future leader to just another self-serving politician.