By political editor Chris Uhlmann, staff
Updated 15 minutes ago
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Television cameras captured Ms Gillard and Defence Minister John Faulkner going into Mr Rudd's office. (ABC )
Video: Leadership rumblings in Rudd Government (7pm TV News NSW) Related Story: Rudd should pave way for Gillard: Beattie Related Story: Abbott denies 'famous victory' comments Related Story: 'Situation normal' as Rudd aide quizzes MPs Related Link: Memo Kevin: Leadership is other people Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's leadership is under siege tonight from some of the Labor Party's most influential factional warlords.
The ABC has learned that powerful party figures have been secretly canvassing numbers for a move to dump the Prime Minister and replace him with his deputy, Julia Gillard.
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Gillard might just be Australia's Barack Obama. The problem is: will we actually get change or is the PM just a puppet?
A coalition MP has been ordered out of Federal Parliament after holding up a life-size cardboard cut-out of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
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34. Until the Parliament otherwise provides, the qualifications of a member of the House of Representatives shall be as follows:--
(i. ) He must be of the full age of twenty-one years, and must be an elector entitled to vote at the election of members of the House of Representatives, or a person qualified to become such elector, and must have been for three years at the least a resident within the limits of the Commonwealth as existing at the time when he was chosen:
(ii. ) He must be a subject of the Queen, either natural-born or for at least five years naturalised under a law of the United Kingdom, or of a Colony which has become or becomes a State, or of the Commonwealth, or of a State.