Julia Gillard And Kevin Rudd Give Very Different Farewell Speeches

After losing a leadership ballot to kevin Rudd last night, Julia Gillard gave a farewell speech before leaving for the Governor General’s to resign.

Rudd — the man she outed to win the Labor Party leadership in 2010 — gave a very different farewell address, in which the now-resurrected PM shed a few tears.

Here’s Gillard last night:

Gillard was described by outgoing deputy Wayne Swan as “one of the toughest warriors who have ever led the Australian Labor Party” after the ballot.

And Rudd in 2010:


Now read: Kevin Rudd Is Back As Prime Minister — Now He’ll Have To Explain What He’s Going To Do

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