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Kevin Rudd posts cat video on Facebook from New York

Courier Mail - ‎12 hours ago‎
... said to be building a CV for United Nations secretary-general - that a lap filled with paperwork didn't stop his cat Mei Mei from snuggling.
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Kevin Rudd confirms he's 'proud' to endorse Bill Shorten as PM - ‎May 15, 2016‎
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has put on the record that he is backing Bill Shorten in the July 2 election. News Corp Australia publications on Monday reported that Mr Rudd had refused to answer questions on a Shorten government.
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Australia made it easier for UK to introduce plain packaging says Kevin Rudd

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 20, 2016‎
London: Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has hailed Britain's move to follow Australia's pioneering move to stare down the "merchants of death" and force tobacco companies to sell their products in ugly plain packages.

What are Kevin Rudd's chances of being appointed to run the United Nations?

The Age - ‎May 13, 2016‎
Kevin Rudd makes a speech to the General Assembly of the UN. Photo: Trevor Collens. Washington: Let's be clear - there are no bodies in dumpsters, no alcohol or drug-dazed advisers, and the national interest has not been compromised.

Federal election 2016: Turnbull, Bishop should back Rudd for UN

The Australian - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Another will be whether to formally nominate former Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd as a candidate for secretary-general of the UN.

Kevin Rudd: 'Rocky Road' Ahead for Iron Ore Industry

Bloomberg - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, president of the Asia Society Policy Institute, discusses the outlook for the iron ore industry with Bloomberg's David Gura on "Bloomberg Markets.

Baby Jaspers

Crikey (registration) - ‎May 15, 2016‎
A few weeks ago we speculated on the meaning of the names of Kevin Rudd's new cats, given the monikers Mei Mei and Qing Qing.
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Abbott cuddly towards PM – but for how long? - ‎May 15, 2016‎
Will the former Prime Minister cause the kind of destructive mayhem for Malcolm Turnbull's election campaign as Kevin Rudd did for Julia Gillard in 2010 when he directly or indirectly leaked against his successor ensuring her trustworthiness and ...
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Federal election 2016: Turnbull 'arrogant' but voters like him

The Australian - ‎5 hours ago‎
But in a sign voters are feeling a greater disconnect with their leaders, both men fell short of the levels achieved on this question by the three former prime ministers who were dumped in office by their parties - Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd and Tony ...

Indigenous education foundation raises $100m for scholarships

The Australian - ‎5 hours ago‎
At tonight's Sydney launch of AIEF's annual report, Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion is expected to announce further federal funding for the scheme, which began with $20m from then prime minister Kevin Rudd and has received a total $38m ...

Federal election 2016: Islamophobia, education on local radar

The Australian - ‎5 hours ago‎
“We get fined if we don't vote and yet it doesn't matter (that) they did it to (Kevin) Rudd, they did it to Julia Gillard, they did it to Tony Abbott.
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The Way We Think About Homelessness Needs To Change Before The Election

Huffington Post Australia - ‎13 hours ago‎
The last time a prime ministerial candidate campaigned on the issue was Kevin Rudd in 2007. Following the election, the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH) was introduced by the Rudd government which currently delivers $115 ...

Federal election 2016: insiders reveal more than polls

The Australian - ‎5 hours ago‎
One very senior strategist notes Kevin Rudd's Labor Party won only 83 seats in defeating Howard in 2007. His point was that a low-80s result by a government for a second term shouldn't be seen as a poor performance.
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Nova Peris, Peter Garrett, John Alexander and the other celebrities who had a crack at politics

The Advertiser - ‎16 hours ago‎
Maxine McKew was recruited by Kevin Rudd to the Labor Party ahead of the 2007 election. She unseated Prime Minister John Howard but only lasted one term in parliament.
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How Malcolm Turnbull could oversee the Medicare revolution

The Australian Financial Review - ‎12 hours ago‎
Acting on the recommendations of the Bennett report, Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard reformed the system of financing public hospitals under Medicare.
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Climate: 'Safeguard' looks like 'ETS' by any other name

The Australian Financial Review - ‎10 hours ago‎
The innocuous sounding device could evolve into a carbon pricing scheme broadly like those that brought down Labor prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard, as well as the Liberal leadership of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in 2009. "The ...

Deep water: Luke Foley is left right out - ‎6 hours ago‎
A large majority of his caucus aren't naturally supportive of him. And that is the main problem. You can be the angry disciplinarian when you are in the ascendancy but … Look what happened to Kevin Rudd. The hard part of leadership is walking that ...

Christianity Must Exorcise Itself of Homophobia

ABC Online - ‎14 hours ago‎
In the lead up to the 2013 federal election, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd vowed to introduce marriage equality if re-elected while his conservative opponent Tony Abbott said he opposed the move.

'Ungovernable'? No, Australia changes leaders because they lose their nerve

The Guardian - ‎18 hours ago‎
Australian prime ministers Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott all lost the leadership of their parties mid-term. Composite: Mike Bowers; Spencer Platt; Sam Mooy/The Guardian/Getty/AAP.

Protect public access to lovely part of Yarra river

The Age - ‎5 hours ago‎
As prime minister Kevin Rudd relaxed the rules so that foreign investors could buy existing property without FIRB approval, provided they were temporary visa holders (or they intended to knock down and rebuild).