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Australian kingmaker lawmaker refuses Cabinet job

Australian kingmaker lawmaker refuses Cabinet job

An independent lawmaker whose support enabled Prime Minister Julia Gillard to stay in power after inconclusive elections has refused her offer of a Cabinet job.
Lawmaker Rob Oakeshott says in a statement he told Gillard on Friday he did not want to be part of her Cabinet, which will be named as early as Saturday.
Gillard offered the job in a deal to clinch the support of Oakeshott and a fellow independent, which was crucial to her Labor Party staying in government after elections failed to give any party a majority.
Oakeshott did not give reasons for his decision.


Updated : 2021-03-06 13:58 GMT+08:00