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Carr's support for Gillard in doubt

Posted by: 2UE | 19 March, 2013 - 9:52 AM
Bob Carr joins the Senate as Minister for Foreign Affairs

Peter Hartcher from the SMH has told Paul Murray he was astonished hearing Foreign Minister Bob Carr's sudden deceleration of support for the Prime Minister, and stands by his story which says otherwise.


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Political Editor Pater Hartcher reported Senator Carr and cabinet minister Mark Butler were reconsidering their support for the prime minister.

The report said Senator Carr was disenchanted and angered by Ms Gillard's handling of two policy matters, one being her decision not to alert cabinet that it was going to discuss media policy last week.

But the foreign minister, who met his counterpart overnight in the United States, quickly dismissed the allegations in a press release, stating the comments attributed to him were incorrect and no comment was sought from his office.

He later reaffirmed his faith in Prime Minister Gillard and accused the media of whipping up speculation around the Labor leadership.

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Gee who do we believe a journo from the SMH or Bob Carr,i'll stick with Bob

    Pete Wednesday 20 March, 2013 - 3:26 PM
  • Regardless of what Carr says, Gingerella is going to lose more than her damned shoe this time around the now defunct labor party merry-go-round indeed.

    Angela Coombes Wednesday 20 March, 2013 - 9:12 AM
  • @ Artie, your on a roll son keep going!

    I support the Q Society.net Tuesday 19 March, 2013 - 6:23 PM
  • I guess there will be another leadership challenge tomorrow then...lol

    Peter Tuesday 19 March, 2013 - 4:23 PM
  • Funny how shifty Bob Carr slid out of the NSW Premiers job at the very right time!!!

    Casper Tuesday 19 March, 2013 - 3:01 PM
  • Regarding the relentless poll driven media; it is easier for journalists to simply regurgitate this information, rather than write actual stories. You know, policies and such, which always takes a back seat, whilst the media are only concentrating on personalities, and who is jockeying for the top job. All this information is filtered, controlled and slanted to reflect the viewpoints that they want the public to believe

    Douglas Tuesday 19 March, 2013 - 12:54 PM

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