Julia Gillard interviewed by Kerry O’Brien on the 7:30 report 24 June 2010:
I think we did forge a genuine friendship in that time, Kerry. We worked side by side. We worked together. I believe that we have been friends. I hope for the future we can continue some sort of bond.
Julie Gillard interviewed by Kerry O’Brien on the 7:30 report 3 August 2010 admitting she hadn’t spoken to Kevin Rudd since his decapitation:
I think he probably needs a bit of time and space to recuperate.
Julia Gillard in Townsville on 5 August 2010 welcoming Kevin Rudd’s return as a key player in the campaign:
Obviously Kevin, as a Queenslander, has a special sense of connection and a special affection from the people of Queensland
Does Kevin Rudd think he is returning as Prime Minister?