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Kevin Rudd resignation: how it happened

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Kevin Rudd shocked Australia when he resigned from Parliament late yesterday after the first day of official business was coming to an end.

It appeared Anthony Albanese was in the know, but it wasn’t long before the rest of Australia was having their say on the former Prime Minister’s decision to depart from politics.

From his own emotional farewell speech to that of parliamentary colleagues, the achievements of Mr Rudd were applauded and extolled online.