Kevin Rudd's Anti-Knifing Labor Party Rules Were Passed In Balmain Today

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Today the Labor Party caucus met outside Canberra for the first time in 13 years, passing new rules that make it harder to dump a sitting Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd put forward the proposal, which now that it has been passed means someone would need at least 75% of the caucus to sign a petition to dump a sitting PM.

The three-hour meeting at Balmain Town Hall decided though that it should only be 60% to dump an opposition leader.

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