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Australian PM Rudd pressures election rival on cuts

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Australia's embattled Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Wednesday used a televised forum to confront his election rival Tony Abbott on spending, demanding the opposition leader reveal where he would make cuts if elected. 

Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (L) speaks as oppostion leader Tony Abbott (R) listens during a people's forum in Brisbane on August 21, 2013. Rudd Wednesday used a televised forum to confront his election rival Tony Abbott on spending, demanding the opposition leader reveal where he would make cuts if elected.

Labor Party leader Rudd, whom opinion polls are predicting will lose the September 7 poll, said voters were concerned about where billions of dollars in cuts will fall under a conservative government headed by Abbott.

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