LABOR backbenchers have accused Julia Gillard’s inner circle of botching her wedding announcement and reverting to a Kevin Rudd-style government where the cabinet process is undermined.
There was a sense of resignation among caucus members today over the wedding’s immediate future, with one warning of at least 12 months of “wedding planning” to come.... But there was anger in some quarters at “mistakes of our own making”.
One backbencher said the Best Man, Wayne Swan, had made a clear error when he said Opposition Leader Tony Abbott wasn't invited to the bucks party.
“He should have said, ‘yeah, you are’,” the source said