The political ghosts haunting Parliament House

Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard will be absent from the political arena next year, but the toxic legacy they created will continue to cast shadows over Australian politics and journalism in 2014.

One thing is certain: in 2014, for the first time in seven years, neither Kevin Rudd nor Julia Gillard will be there for journalists to 'kick around’, as Richard Nixon once uttered.

Those journalists obsessed with whether or not Gillard did anything wrong when she was a solicitor at Slater and Gordon more than 20 years ago might finally, if reluctantly, give up on their obsession some time soon.


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