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Continued from page 1 r Albanese, a key Rudd supporter sealed the deal with his comments just minutes later, showing absolute confidence that the PM would remain. “I believe that Kevin Rudd has made the right decision in the party’s interests in restating his very strong view, which he has said repeatedly since the ballot in February last year; that he would only be a candidate for the Labor party leadership, not through a divisive ballot in which he challenged the Prime Minister but only through the circumstances whereby it was the overwhelming view of the party that he should be drafted to that position,” he said. “I have been pretty consistent in terms of my views of the Labor party leadership but most importantly the way that the Labor party conducts itself. “Hence I restate my view again that I

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Mural design As part of Marrickville Council’s Alternative Approaches to Graffiti Management Program, Council is calling for submissions from artists to design a mural at Railway Parade, Sydenham. Th is project is being funded by the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice Hotspot Program. To apply or for more details visit: www.marrickville.com.au.

will never support a spill motion against a sitting Labor Prime Minister. “My view is clear, I have gone about my job day after day, hour after hour, minute after minute in what’s a very difficult parliament, doing what’s best for the Australian Labor Party, rather than being concerned with the interests of any individual. I’ll continue to do that, I think Kevin Rudd has done that. “Julia Gillard will remain PM after this meeting.” His words were the nail in the coffi n for any of his colleagues’ leadership aspirations and the result of the ballot was that Ms Gillard was reinstated unanimously as Prime Minister of Australia. Speaking afterwards she said: “I am grateful to my colleagues for their continuing support for me... [I accept this role] with a sense of deep humility and resolve”. “We have a lot of work to do and we will do it.”

Safety check Parents and carers can check that their child car restraints, harnesses and booster seats are correctly fitted by an RMS Authorised Fitter free of charge. The checks are being conducted on Tuesday, April 23 between 9.30am and 3.30pm at the Woolworths car park, 463 Illawarra Road, Marrickville South. Bookings are essential for this free check. Call 9335 2238 to secure your spot today.

We have blood on our hands: Locals call for peace in Syria

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“I will never support a spill”: Albanese pledges his support

Residents call for peace in Syria at a vigil on Wednesay.

arrickville residents attended a peace vigil at the war memorial at Marrickville Town Hall on Wednesday morning and called for a peaceful resolution of the war in Syria. “The terror that each day confronts the people of Syria is fueled by the international arms trade,” said Colin Hesse, spokesperson for Marrickville Peace Group. “The suffering of the Syrian people is directly supported by the most powerful nations, so we call for an end to the arms trade and peaceful resolution of the civil

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war in Syria,” he said. Father Dave Smith from Dulwich Hill Anglican Church spoke passionately for peace, saying: “So many of our sisters and brothers have suffered and so many acts of inhumanity have been performed that the country will remain scarred for many years to come. “We all have blood on our hands, but we can make a stand for truth and for peace for the people of Syria. Amnesty International has been campaigning for the last 10 years for an international arms trade treaty to stop the flow of weapons to the war torn country.

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