News

'We can win with Rudd'

Page MP Janelle Saffin supported Kevin Rudd during Wednesday night's Labor Party leadership vote.
Page MP Janelle Saffin supported Kevin Rudd during Wednesday night's Labor Party leadership vote. Jacklyn Wagner

AN EXHAUSTED member for Page Janelle Saffin, who last night backed Kevin Rudd's return to the prime ministership, said after the vote that the Labor Party could now win the next federal election.

"The feeling within caucus now is that we are going out now as a united team to take the campaign up to Tony Abbott," she said.

"I've always said in my seat I am absolutely competitive, and having Kevin Rudd is the best thing for the nation and the federal parliamentary Labor Party."

Mr Rudd won the leadership with 57 votes to Julia Gillard's 45.

Asked if she expected a senior role in a Rudd Government, Ms Saffin said she didn't think "beyond being the member for Page".

See how it happened here >>>>

Will the return of Kevin Rudd turn the political tide for Labor?

This poll ended on 27 July 2013.

Definitely - Labor will win the election - 42%

A bit, but only for a while - 12%

Probably not, there's a lot of angry people - 11%

No - Labor's on the nose - 33%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Topics:  election, janelle saffin, kevin rudd, labor party




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Having battled PND four times, Mel says the secret is sleep

'I just thought, don’t all mothers get no sleep?’

'My husband lasted 6 weeks as a stay at home dad'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images. Katie Dykes being interviewed for the webisodes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

FROM the outside, being a stay at home mum looks like a breeze.

THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Skinner too late for suspension appeal

Ref whistle

"It was clearly stated he had seven days to appeal the decision"

ALP to deliver ‘real’ NBN

Labor candidate for Page Janelle Saffin speaks at The Daily Examiner.

Saffin promises fibre to 50,000 homes

Mayor's impassioned plea gets council budget across the line

Mayor Richie Williamson

A vote against the budget is a vote against replacing bridge: Mayor

Latest deals and offers

Clive Palmer to re-open refinery

Clive Palmer on ABC radio.

Clive Palmer talks about his achievements, election chances and re-opening the...

Final pitch to voters of Page: Janelle Saffin

Janelle Saffin makes her pitch for why people should vote for her in the federal...

Dash Cam of Slip in Snow

Even light snow can be hazardous.

Dash cam shows how easy it is to lose control in even light snow.

PROPERTY BOOM: Coast prices set to skyrocket

Like other areas in south-east Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is at the start of the upturn on the property clock.

Values predicted to rise 25-33%

DIY: How to build a backyard fire pit

DIY stars and Weekend magazine columnists Ayden and Jess Hogan.

Would you build this for your backyard?