Michael Freundt

A line in Erik Jensen’s article about Kevin Rudd (‘A Dirty Business’, May) raised my eyebrows: “The public did not take kindly to the removal of an elected prime minister. They saw that as their job.” But it isn’t. On 7 March this year, the Australian ran a headline, ‘Victoria Gets Unelected Premier’. This is also not true. Denis Napthine is an elected MP and was elected as leader by members of his party. What was meant was that the electorate did not elect him as premier. But then the electorate never does, and never has.