The dregs of what’s left of the Labor Party are breathing a collective sigh of relief as their once hero – now arch nemesis – Kevin Rudd has announced that he is departing politics to “spend more time with his family.”
Kevin Rudd, one of Australia’s most popular Prime Ministers, shot to fame in the lead up to the 2007 Federal Election which he won in a landslide against sitting PM John Howard.
At that time, Mr Rudd reinvigorated the Australian Political Landscape with a positive vision for Australia based on education reform, healthcare, technology and innovation. He championed the cause for an inclusive and harmonious Australia, embodied in the apology to the stolen generations and more recently his support of marriage equality.
What’s Old is New Again
In its infinite wisdom, the electorate has returned to the politics of hate and division, aided by the Murdochcracy.And if the early signals are anything to go by, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.