Prime Minister-Elect Rudd Holds Press Conference

2.20pm – The Prime Minister-elect, Kevin Rudd, has held a press conference in Brisbane, announcing that he has spoken to a number of world leaders, including US President Bush and UK Prime Minister Brown.

Rudd said there would be a caucus meeting on Thursday, with the ministry to be sworn shortly thereafter.

He reiterated that he would be choosing his ministry and defended Peter Garrett’s performance as Environment spokesman.

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