RJB, he has actually never gone away.
Not since Julia Gillard replaced him as the leader of the ALP & also as PM.
There are those who claim he is constantly plotting revenge, to undermine Gillard's leadership.
Following last weeks Q&A, there has been much media speculation about whether he intends to have another shot at the leadership.
But of course, the constant speculation has been extremely useful to the conservatives (& fueled for all it's worth by them!) whose sole aim is to undermine the Gillard government.
They have never really accepted their narrow loss at the last election & have done everything possible to discredit & undermine the Labor government's standing. Very ugly politics in Oz in 2011.
That said, I think it might be time to get back to the current
Oz election thread.