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Kevin Rudd posts cat video on Facebook from New York

Courier Mail - ‎2 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.

Kevin Rudd talks to his cat in bizarre Facebook video

Daily Mail - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Kevin Rudd talks to his cat in bizarre Facebook video. Kevin Rudd posts bizarre video of his cats as he tries to boss them around his New York apartment .
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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.
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Kevin Rudd endorses Labor leader Bill Shorten - ‎May 15, 2016‎
“Woke in US to read I'm not supporting @billshortenmp. As former Labor PM and ALP member of 35 yrs I'm proud to endorse him,” Mr Rudd tweeted on Monday morning. The backflip comes after News Corp Australia asked Mr Rudd what Mr Shorten would ...

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.
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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 ...

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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The Way We Think About Homelessness Needs To Change Before The Election

Huffington Post Australia - ‎3 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 ...
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Federal election 2016: Malcolm Turnbull's campaign looks flat-footed

The Australian - ‎7 hours ago‎
Well, Kevin Rudd led his party to victory in 2007. Tony Abbott did the same in 2013. Julia Gillard didn't quite get there, but she at least managed to form a coalition, with herself at the helm.
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Nova Peris, Peter Garrett, John Alexander and the other celebrities who had a crack at politics

The Advertiser - ‎6 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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election 2016: Post Gillard recovery not where Labor needs it

The Australian Financial Review - ‎2 hours ago‎
Bill Shorten meets Chontelle Sands and her 2-year-old daughter Amelia at a healthcare centre in the seat of Burt in WA. Campaigning in Perth on Tuesday, He does not dispute Labor is trailing in the seats that matter but is far from conceding.

Climate: 'Safeguard' looks like 'ETS' by any other name

The Australian Financial Review - ‎1 hour 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 ...

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

The Guardian - ‎8 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.

Christianity Must Exorcise Itself of Homophobia

ABC Online - ‎5 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.

Sydney Writers' Festival 'on fire' with superstars and record crowds

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Talking about her TV series and book, The Killing Season, ABC journalist Sarah Ferguson mentioned former Labor senator John Faulkner's "fetish of discretion" about Julia Gillard's challenge to Kevin Rudd's leadership. Faulkner was first to stand up in ...

'I am not a fetishist': John Faulkner rebuttal surprises Sarah Ferguson

The Guardian - ‎8 hours ago‎
Ferguson characterised party power broker Faulkner as making a “fetish of his discretion”, for not disclosing what happened during the fateful night that Julia Gillard told then prime minister Kevin Rudd that she was challenging him for the party ...

How Greg Hunt smuggled emissions trading into Direct Action

The Australian Financial Review - ‎4 hours ago‎
Environment Minister Greg Hunt smuggled an emissions trading scheme into his "toothless" Emissions Reduction Fund. Polo Jimenez.

Bendigo leaders warmly welcome apology

Bendigo Advertiser - ‎1 hour ago‎
He likened yesterday's apology to the one former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered to the Stolen Generations in 2008, explaining it did not suggest a personal guilt for the suffering of other people, but contrition it ever happened.

Chinese property developers and migration services questioned over claims

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 13, 2016‎
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd assumed the unpaid honorary position of "Sunshine University" president in November.