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Kevin Rudd 'encouraged' to challenge Julia Gillard

The former Australian foreign minister Kevin Rudd, who resigned on Tuesday, has said he was encouraged by messages from supporters who are backing him to challenge Prime Minister Julia Gillard for the leadership of the Labor Party.

Mr Rudd was ousted as prime minister by Ms Gillard in 2010.

Speaking to reporters, Mr Rudd said he was ready to save the Labor Party and Australia.

  • 23 Feb 2012