(From Guardian Unlimited)
Labor's Julia Gillard will form a minority government in Australia after gaining the support of two independents today.
Labor won the backing of MPs Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott, while Bob Katter came out for Tony Abbott, the Liberal leader who hoped to lead a conservative coalition.
This gave Gillard the support of 76 MPs, which will allow her to form a minority government and give Labor a second three-year term. Seventy-four MPs now back the opposition.
The closely-contested 21 August federal elections failed to give any party a majority for the first time since 1940.
Gillard, who was born in Wales, became …