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2013, Federal Elections

Australia 2013

The lead-up to the federal election on September 7 was particularly turbulent, with Kevin Rudd ousting Julia Gillard in a leadership spill in June. The Coalition led by Tony Abbott defeated the incumbent Labor government on September 7, following a leadership spill in June which saw Kevin Rudd oust Julia Gillard from the Prime-ministership. Click through for expert analysis on all the key issues, along with our collection of policy documents and campaign videos.