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(generated from captions) had nothing more to say. but today his prime target but thanks for turning out. No comments this morning, in here. We've got a bit of a job to do As Kim Beazley kept busy of Labor's national executive, at a scheduled meeting he gained some surprise support - over Mark Latham's claims the PM coming to his defence for an ongoing smear campaign. that Mr Beazley was responsible a long time. REPORTER: You've known Kim Beazley of him? Is that your experience No. one rumour late last year Mark Latham says with new MP Kate Ellis that he'd been involved

was a turning point. into the media Inevitably that would have got and, what, I've got to go through - at home, the whole horrible situation that I dearly love and treasure. jeopardising a home life dismissed the rumour. Ms Ellis today

It's certainly an interesting story. and certainly didn't happen. It's completely news to me

don't stop there. But the accusations Kim Beazley Mark Latham has also accused Greg Wilton of failing to help Labor MP in 2000. before he committed suicide Kim didn't talk to Greg, ring him,

in any shape or form. offer him support I just find that unbelievable. He's also accused Stephen Conroy Mr Wilton's pre-selection, of conspiring to remove as fiction. a claim Senator Conroy dismisses of the ALP Mark Latham remains a member to expel him. and there are no moves make him a hero or a martyr? Why would we do that, He's just a grub. the major loser will be Latham In the end, seriously damaged his credibility because he has, I think, really and I think that's very sad. by the Labor Party Mr Latham was chosen of his personality. with a full knowledge in Mark Latham's attack The one senior Labor figure spared is Julia Gillard, who he says should lead the party. for his expression of support in me I thank Mark in the speech that I've given today, but, as I've made very clear Kim Beazley, my support is 100% behind and that's the end of the matter. his views, She says while she doesn't share can't be ignored. Mark Latham's diaries the hurt long enough You need to also be able to ignore in some of the reflections to see if there is truth to act on that truth. and, if there are, to the party, As for any long-term damage everyone will have moved on. Ms Gillard says in a week Narda Gilmore, Lateline. tomorrow New Zealanders go to the polls the tightest elections in decades. in what is likely to be one of is too close to call, Opinion polls indicate the result with the eventual winner to form government. expected to rely on minor parties is aiming for her third victory, Labour Prime Minister Helen Clark from National Leader Don Brash, but is facing a serious challenge who has promised massive tax cuts 'Maori privilege'. and an end to what he calls deported from Australia The American activist in Houston, Texas, tonight. is at his home last weekend Scott Parkin was detained to national security. on the grounds that he was a threat he was considered a security risk, ASIO has not revealed why of the case against him. nor has it released any details