The Rudd to rack and ruin

Oakes, Laurie
March 2007
Bulletin with Newsweek;3/13/2007, Vol. 125 Issue 6560, p14
The article informs that Peter Costello, the Australian treasurer, may cause some political problems for Kevin Rudd, leader of the Labor Party. The alliance of Rudd with Brian Burke, former premier, was a minor issue going nowhere, until Costello got involved. Costello's ruthless attacks on the Labor leader's Burke meetings may yield political gold or give Rudd, the toughness he needs.


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