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Australian PM says failed coup 'appalling'

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard accused her Labor party of self-indulgence after a farcical leadership coup against her, saying she was "appalled" by the events in an election year. 

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard gives a press conference in Canberra on March 21, 2013. She accused her Labor party of self-indulgence after a farcical leadership coup against her, saying she was "appalled" by the events in an election year.

In announcing a cabinet reshuffle after several key ministers backed former prime minister Kevin Rudd to take her job, the nation's first woman leader admitted that "while purpose has driven us on, unity has eluded us".

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