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