Ex-Oz PM Rudd calls off `assassination` party

Australia`s former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd today called off a so-called "assassination" party intended to mark the first anniversary of his ousting by Julia Gillard.

Melbourne: Australia`s former Prime Minister
Kevin Rudd today called off a so-called "assassination" party
intended to mark the first anniversary of his ousting by Julia
Gillard.

Rudd, currently Australia`s foreign affairs minister had
intended to celebrate the first anniversary of his political
ousting by hosting a tongue-in-cheek "assassination day" party
at his Brisbane mansion, media reports said today.

However, his wife Therese Rein, in a tweet yesterday,
said the party is off - at least for now.

Rein said she and her husband had thought it would be
nice to honour their promise made at the time of his sacking
to arrange a party for staff and friends.

"But, given that it seems to be turning into something of
a media event, Kevin and I have decided to postpone it,"
tweeted Rein.

"We will hold (sic) a bit later so we can catch up with
our friends and thank those terrific people properly," she
said.

Rudd`s regular appearances in the media, including
joining CEOs in a sleepout to raise money for the homeless,
has angered some colleagues who see it as a threat to Gillard.

Gillard became Australia`s first woman prime minister
last year, following a sudden revolt against Rudd, within the
ruling Labour Party.

PTI

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close