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Kevin Rudd no-show in UN Secretary-General debate

The Australian Financial Review - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Kevin Rudd's non-campaign for the Secretary-Generalship of the United Nations non-continues, abated. The last we heard from the former PM, he was hanging with his cats Qing Qing and Mei Mei - a hardly subtle genuflection to permanent Security Council ...

Kevin Rudd appears in video with cat to appear more human, isn't fooling anyone

SBS - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Oh Kevin, why do you persist in this charade. Everyone already knows you're an android sent back in time from a future where people are extinct to discover the secrets of 'human emotions'.

/video/ - ‎May 25, 2016‎
In a new report, The Red Tape State, the IPA estimates that 444 government bodies established by the Rudd and Gillard governments continue to exist, of which a staggering 198 are involved in imposing red tape on various industries.
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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 ...
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Kevin Rudd: U.S. Lifting Arms Embargo on Vietnam 'A Long Time Coming'

Asia Society (blog) - ‎May 24, 2016‎
But speaking with Christiane Amanpour on CNN Monday, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd said that both acts have been a long time coming.
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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.

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.

Is this the right man to lead the UN? Kevin Rudd posts creepy cat video from New York

TVNZ - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Is this the right man to lead the UN? Kevin Rudd posts creepy cat video from New York. 00:31. The ex-Aussie PM's a random character - never better illustrated than here.

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.

Kevin Rudd talks to his cat in bizarre Facebook video

Daily Mail - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Kevin Rudd talks to his cat in bizarre Facebook video. Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd posts bizarre video of his cats as he tries to boss them around his New York apartment .
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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.

2016 federal election: Peta Credlin says no-one talking about big issues

Herald Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
We haven't forgotten that John Howard's Coalition government paid off the debt and left money in the bank when Kevin Rudd took over in 2007. It is easy to promise the world on big spending polices in areas like health and education but eventually it ...
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Parties yet to turn on the green light - ‎10 hours ago‎
Tony Abbott's crusade against Labor's carbon tax helped propel him into office in 2013, despite Kevin Rudd's best efforts to bring forward the start of the emissions trading scheme.

Week 3 of the federal election campaign - ‎8 hours ago‎
... * Prime Minister Turnbull: In his own seat of Wentworth; NSW bellwether seat of Eden-Monaro; Victorian Liberal marginals of Corangamite and La Trobe; Queensland Nationals marginal of Capricornia; Kevin Rudd's old seat of Griffith in Brisbane.

Gloves are off in Senate battle

NT News - ‎11 hours ago‎
In 2007, Harkins pulled out of the race for the Lower House seat of Franklin amid controversy over his union activities (he was fined for organising an illegal strike in 2005) and in 2010 then-prime minister Kevin Rudd stepped in to have him ...

Federal election 2016: Bill Shorten reveals Labor's big policy shift

The Australian - ‎21 hours ago‎
Bill Shorten's 2016 Labor Party is a different beast to the Kevin Rudd 2007 party - the last time the ALP won from opposition - with Labor now more attuned to public sector Keynesianism, traditional union-business rivalry and a highly redistributive ...
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Black holes in the truth

Courier Mail - ‎22 hours ago‎
It was Bowen, as Treasurer, along with then prime minister Kevin Rudd, who had to be slapped down by the bureaucracy after claiming a huge black hole in Coalition costings in the 2013 election campaign.
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A young Lance Franklin marks ahead of Daniel Merrett

Brisbane Lions - ‎9 hours ago‎
THIS is how long it is since Hawthorn last played a game for premiership points at the Gabba. It was April 19, 2008. Kevin Rudd was Prime Minister - for the first time. The iPhone had yet to be released in Australia. MySpace, not Facebook was still the ...

Peter Garrett to release album, tour with Midnight Oil

The Australian - ‎21 hours ago‎
Garrett was demoted in 2010 by Kevin Rudd from his role as minister for environment protection, heritage and the arts over the botched home insulation program, but served under Ms Gillard as minister for school education, early childhood and youth.