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Kevin Rudd given glowing endorsement by Lord Nicholas Stern for top United Nations job

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 2, 2016‎
London: The world would "do very well to have" Kevin Rudd as United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) and "Australia ought to be proud to have him as a candidate," one of the world's leading economists says.
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Just one in five Australians back Kevin Rudd for UN's top job, new poll finds

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Twice as many Australians support New Zealand's Helen Clark to lead the United Nations than Kevin Rudd. And even Labor voters prefer the former Kiwi prime minister to Mr Rudd, a poll has found.

Rudd's fix for 'missing' United Nations

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Kevin Rudd has lamented how the United Nations is "missing in action" on key international security issues and warns it will slip into "irrelevance" unless it is reformed.

China has sympathy but no UN succour for Kevin Rudd

The Australian - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Despite a degree of Chinese sympathy over his fading prospects, Kevin Rudd's tilt at the job of UN secretary-general appears to have failed, short of him being drafted by a desperate Security Council if none of the nine official candidates can muster ...

Kevin Rudd Went On 'Hard Chat' And Yes, It Was The Weirdest Thing You've Ever Seen

Junkee - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Kevin Rudd has kept pretty quiet since losing to Tony Abbott and retiring from federal politics in 2013. He surfaced, briefly, to give his side of events in the ABC's The Killing Season, and more recently has been named as a likely candidate for the ...

Kevin Rudd is surprisingly funny in this beautifully cringeworthy interview

Techly - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Politicians, for the most part, aren't funny people. Sure, we'll laugh at them when they do stuff like eating a raw onion with the skin on for no reason whatsoever, but rarely do they show off any impressive comic chops.

Kevin Rudd giggles over Helen Clark during ABC The Weekly interview

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Mr Rudd's successor Julia Gillard accused him of sabotaging her leadership after she knocked him out of the top job in 2010.

Investors Should Look to the Low Carbon Economy

Huffington Post Australia - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
By Kevin Rudd and Audrey Choi. World leaders are gathering in New York today to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change, committing to keep average global temperature within 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

Episode 108: Kevin Rudd, the former Prime Minister of Australia

UN Dispatch - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Kevin Rudd is the former prime minister of Australia. He served from 2007 to 2010, and then again in 2013. These days, among other things, he's president of the Asia Society Policy Institute.

Kevin Rudd: The US and China can Manage 'Conflicting Perspectives' Diplomatically

Asia Society - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
In an interview with CCTV, ASPI President Kevin Rudd welcomed China becoming more globally active. He also discussed disputes over maritime territory in the Asia-Pacific region and the need for strategic diplomacy between the United States and China to ...

Rudd reveals hidden passion for horseriding

The New Daily - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
IN early January 2015, reporter Sarah Ferguson met former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in Sydney for two days of interviews. Throughout this process the former PM revealed details that exposed his softer side and confirmed his complex character.

Kevin Rudd: Women's Economic Empowerment Bolsters Economic Growth

Asia Society - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Appearing on the Chinese interview program Yang Lan One-on-One in April 2016, ASPI President Kevin Rudd underscored the important role that strong women have played in his own life while discussing the need to create economic opportunity for women.

Future global order depends on big powers' effective cooperation – ex-Australian PM Rudd to RT

RT - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Maintaining stability and order amid the shift of the “global geo-economic gravity” to Asia can only work if leading world powers, such as the US, China and Russia, work on emerging issues in close cooperation, according to the former Australian PM ...

Kevin Rudd shows he has a funny side in awkward interview

Starts at 60 - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Enter stage right former prime minister Kevin Rudd, who is in New York at the moment trying to secure a role as the Secretary-General with the United Nations.

'Were you ever tempted to eat an onion - skin on?' ABC reporter, Kevin Rudd in uneasy face-off

TVNZ - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd sat down for an interview on ABC's weekly "Hard Chat" segment, however the question line proved the interview anything but.
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Of Jesuits and political assassination: Bill Shorten on himself

The Australian Financial Review - ‎May 1, 2016‎
The Labor leader downplays his role in the Rudd and Gillard coups, particularly the Rudd coup in 2010, saying he was "completely immersed" in his disabilities portfolio and "wasn't trying to throw my weight around".
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Asylum-seekers caught between two sides of 'drownings arguments'

The Australian - ‎9 hours ago‎
It is a bipartisan position now, but has been argued for by Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd as prime minister, Tony Abbott as opposition leader and prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull as opposition leader and Prime Minister, and a slew of Labor and Liberal ...

Leftists, save ink and breath: elections are won on centre ground

The Australian - ‎9 hours ago‎
Kevin Rudd's 2007 election win did not signal a nation swerving to the political Left. Kevin from Queensland deliberately portrayed himself as an economic conservative.