Economics Editor, The Age
In the 1st photo, are the three people that aren't Therese Rein and Kevin Rudd their children?
Yes.Nicholas (born 1986), Marcus(born 1993) and Jessica.
What did you do during those long awful silences? Look at your shoes?
We all looked at our shoes, not making a sound - not even a camera click - desperately willing him to go on.It was like a prayer meeting.We applauded at the end.
The poor kid at the back has a haunted look that I'm sure I will forever associate with Julia Gillard.
It was hard to watch on TV, must have been hard to watch in person.I like these behind the scene journo pics, thank you.
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