A little over a week after the ousting of Kevin Rudd and the ascension of Julia Gillard to Prime Minister, I spotted this odd juxtaposition of new releases in a bookstore at Sydney airport on my way home. I thought it worth a snap.
The authors of the Gillard book either went into hyper overdrive or had the book waiting in the wings to get it published that fast.
Pundits in AU were saying Rudd’s downfall started with the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and was sealed with the advocacy of the mining super profits tax. Oh, and boat people didn’t help.
Rudd was the first prime minister in office to be dumped by his own party before completing his term. That’s gotta hurt.