In the end of a long running and bloody feud she was voted out and replaced by her predecessor. She did some terrific things and she did some stupid things but I think she has made some mark on history - at least for her brilliant tirade against misogyny.
It looks like the Labour party there is desperate to try and hold onto their seats and she was more unpopular with voters than Rudd
"Opinion polls suggest Labour could lose about half of its 71 seats in the 150-seat House of Representatives, where parties form the government."
Good to see that Australian voters are awake to the socialist "carbon tax" schemes
"She had put on a brave face in recent months as Labour's popularity slumped. Many voters said they did not trust her after she promised that there would be no carbon tax under the government she ruled, only to bring in the measure."
Her decapitation had very little to do with her gender. It rested far more on her broken promises (e.g. on the carbon tax), Kevin Rudd's demented lust for revenge, and most importantly, the dire state of Labor's polling.
When Rudd was first elected he was presented as a likable conciliator. Now the Aussies see him for what he is: a scheming megalomaniac.
The wounds from the way Gillard was deposed will not heal quickly, and no doubt there will be bitter recriminations all the way up to and including the election.
The best thing for Abbott and the Liberals would be to stay above the fray apart from minor needling on the sidelines. Let Labor self-destruct.
Abbott is a madman- he is antiwomen, anti-abortion, anti-immigration, does not believe in climate change and in cahoots with Cardinal Pell who is very tarnished over lack of response to child sexual abuse.
"In Australian Prime Minister-in-waiting Kevin Rudd's eyes, climate change is the "great moral, environmental and economic challenge of our age" or at least it was back in 2007 when he beat the conservative Liberal leader John Howard in a general election."
He doesn't stand a chance if he keeps trying to push that line.
"Climate change remains one of the most divisive and toxic issues in Australian politics and is one stuffed full of uncertainty."
"The Liberal Party has already pledged it will get rid of the Department of Climate Change.
Abbott once described the science of climate change as "crap""
Superb stuff. If only we had some of this common sense here as well.