Former PMs bury the hatchet in show of unity at Labor campaign launch | Katharine Murphy

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With Bill Shorten a key player in the demise of both Rudd and Gillard, it’s a message that needs reinforcing

It wasn’t clear from our vantage point up the back how Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard reacted to the sequence of homilies at Labor’s 2019 campaign launch designed to tell voters the party had learned from the mistakes of the last period in government.

The former combatants walked into Bill Shorten’s event together, projecting tranquility and geniality, the joint entrance a modest mic drop executed in the low key spirit of show, don’t tell.

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