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Why have two senior MPs resigned?

Posted by: 2UE | 4 February, 2013 - 9:54 AM
The PM announces the resignation of Nicola Roxon and Chris Evans

Labor MPs are putting on a brave face, as two new opinion polls show the Gillard Government headed for an election wipeout.

The ALP'S primary vote has fallen 6 points in the latest Newspoll to give the Coalition a 12 point lead two party preferred.

While the Galaxy poll is marginally kinder, putting the Opposition at 54% to the Government's 46%.

Paul Murray discusses the resignation of two senior MPs from the party, and upcoming election with SMH National Affairs Correspondent Lenore Taylor.

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Prime Minister Julia Gillard has issued a warning to her caucus to stop "leaking negative assessments of the government to the media.

She's met with her MPs this afternoon, following opinion polls showing the Coalition has a massive election winning lead.

Jason Morison speaks with Daily Telegraph’s Simon Benson on the behind the scenes leaks and her strongly worded cabinet meeting.


The real reason PM announced resignations

Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard chose to announce the resignation of two senior ministers just days after naming the date of the federal election, in part to stop a battle over the top Senate job becoming a proxy for still simmering leadership tensions.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Two senior ministers - my backside. They were only there for nothing more than five minutes! Senior Ministers my arse. They, individually and collectively have absolutely stuffed our once great, revered country Australia in less than five years these rotten damned useless creeps. And don't bring back Rudd, that idiot started the damned nonsense.

    Luigi T Cassimatis B.Ec Monday 4 February, 2013 - 8:50 PM
  • Why is that I just don't believe this was done willingly? The look on Roxan and Evan's faces just doesn't look right.

    Peter Monday 4 February, 2013 - 1:18 PM
  • Maybe they wanted to spend more time with there families, how unusual

    Peter Monday 4 February, 2013 - 11:49 AM
  • Squeak, squeak, squeak. Is that the sound of the Rats scurrying to leave the good ship Labor-tanic?

    Peter Monday 4 February, 2013 - 11:12 AM

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