Australian Labor Party Facing Heartland Fight

Australian Labor Party Facing Heartland Fight Play

July 5 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Paul Allen reports on the challenges facing reinstalled Labor leader Kevin Rudd in the party’s heartland, a mass of suburbs where about 10 percent of Australians live and which produced prime ministers Gough Whitlam and Paul Keating. While it has held five of the area’s 10 federal districts for at least 29 years, polls before the June 26 ouster of unpopular Gillard showed Labor’s eight seats faced a swing to the opposition. (Source: Bloomberg)

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