Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announces that he will contest a leadership ballot of his Labour Party in Canberra, Australia, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, as photo of Prime Minister Julia Gillard is displayed at the back. Prime Minister Julia Gillard threw open her job to an intra-party leadership ballot and the man she ousted three years ago, Rudd, stepped up to challenge her, saying their party will face a "catastrophic defeat" without a change at the top. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

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Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announces that he will contest a leadership ballot of his Labour Party in Canberra, Australia, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, as photo of Prime Minister Julia Gillard is displayed at the back. Prime Minister Julia Gillard threw open her job to an intra-party leadership ballot and the man she ousted three years ago, Rudd, stepped up to challenge her, saying their party will face a "catastrophic defeat" without a change at the top. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announces that he will contest a leadership ballot of his Labour Party in Canberra, Australia, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, as photo of Prime Minister Julia Gillard is displayed at the back. Prime Minister Julia Gillard threw open her job to an intra-party leadership ballot and the man she ousted three years ago, Rudd, stepped up to challenge her, saying their party will face a "catastrophic defeat" without a change at the top. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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