The year in KGB: Politics edition

The KGB was across the political agenda, interviewing Julia Gillard, Joe Hockey, Ian Macfarlane, Arthur Sinodinos, Ged Kearney and Tony Shepherd.

The Coalition’s triumph at this year’s federal election put an end to six years of Labor rule, marred by some of the most dramatic political upheavals in Australia’s political history. Labor may have navigated the economy through the global financial crisis and into its 22nd year of uninterrupted growth, but it found managing the internecine warfare within its own ranks a much more difficult task.

In April, two months before Kevin Rudd emerged victorious from a final leadership spill, then Prime Minister Julia Gillard remained buoyant about the outlook for the resources sector, telling the KGB that:

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