Agence France-PresseMarch 24, 2013 23:15
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Monday accused her Labor party of self-indulgence after a farcical leadership coup against her, saying she was "appalled" by the events in an election year.
In announcing a cabinet reshuffle after several key ministers backed former prime minister Kevin Rudd to take her job, the nation's first woman leader admitted that "while purpose has driven us on, unity has eluded us".
"And that unity spectacularly eluded us last week," she told reporters.
"Like Australians around the nation, I was appalled by the events of last week.