UPDATE: Julia Gillard is our new PM, and our first female PM.
A Labor leadership challenge could see deputy PM Julia Gillard PM in the morning when the party goes to a vote to decide who will lead them into the next election, due later this year.
The three commercial networks, ABC and SKY News provided live coverage of Kevin Rudds press conference announcing there was a leadership challenge occurring.
ABC – already showing Lateline at the time continued discussing the matter, while Ten went back to fininsh Law and Order before their late News could provide further coverage.
Nine and Seven continued the leadership battle coverage with both returning to their programmed shows by about 10.45pm.
With Nine covering Wimbledon, Ten is the only free to air channel with late night news on this historic night leading up to the possibility of Rudd being ousted in the morning.
The vote is at 9am (Thursday June 24) – expect blanket coverage from all networks in the morning.
Meanwhile – SBS continues to show soccer – go Socceroos! See them live at 4.30am (hopefully) win over Serbia and continue their World Cup campaign.