Three Australian ministers quit over leadership fiasco

Three Australian ministers quit after a botched leadership coup in which Prime Minister Julia Gillard retained Labor party`s top job, as main rival Kevin Rudd said he would not challenge her again.

Gillard expresses ‘surprise’ over Rudd’s refusal to challenge her in leadership poll

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has conceded she was ‘surprised’ after Kevin Rudd chose not to contest against her in leadership ballot.