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Kevin Rudd blasts Malcolm Turnbull on UN 'backflip'

The Australian - ‎16 hours ago‎
They're disappointing.” Letters leaked after Mr Turnbull's brutal decision yesterday to end Mr Rudd's two-year campaign to become UN secretary-general claim the Prime Minister told the former Labor leader the Coalition would be “mad” not to back him ...
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Kevin Rudd: Joyce denies Turnbull was playing politics in blocking former PM's tilt at UN top job

ABC Online - ‎15 hours ago‎
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has criticised accusations of partisanship levelled at Malcolm Turnbull over his blocking of Kevin Rudd's tilt to be United Nations Secretary General, arguing Labor gave Mr Rudd the most clear character references.

Garrett takes aim at wounded Rudd during concert

Courier Mail - ‎11 hours ago‎
Rudd was likely one of the “glory hunters” and “twisted egos and ambitions” referred to on I'd Do It Again, Garrett's post-political affirmation whose wah-wah guitar he described as the sound of a dugong off Townsville, “Martin's (Rotsey) dugong”.
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Economy needs Kevin Rudd approach: Professor

The Sunshine Coast Daily - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Griffith University Business School economics professor Fabrizio Carmignani said a philosophy similar to the one the Kevin Rudd government had in the wake of the global financial crisis would be more effective in generating the fiscal stimulus the ...

Rudd asks government to nominate him for UN0:16

Herald Sun - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Kevin Rudd with wife Therese Rein. . The home, at 3 Sutton Place, was built in the 1920s for Anne Morgan, the daughter of US banker J.P.
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PM says he needs to call Kevin Rudd

The Sunshine Coast Daily - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull was tight-lipped on Thursday afternoon about whether federal ministers endorsed Kevin Rudd for the UN Secretary-General role during a cabinet meeting.

Eight reasons Kevin Rudd should be the UN Secretary-General

dailytelegraph.com.au - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The whole point of patriotism is that it doesn't matter if someone's an arsehole as long as he's OUR arsehole. I mean let's face it, we all still want Nick Kyrgios to win Wimbledon.
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Kevin Rudd seeks Australian government support for UN secretary-general candidacy

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has taken the critical step of requesting Australian government support for his bid to become the next United Nations secretary-general, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has revealed.

Letters: Energy, globalisation and Kevin Rudd

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Richard Denniss ("There's no fun in energy facts", July 26) correctly draws attention to how high gas prices and the unavailability of the Heywood interconnector resulted in seven days of very high average spot prices in South Australia during the ...
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Rudd rejection by Turnbull cabinet would be truly pathetic moment

The Australian - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
If the Turnbull government does not nominate former prime minister Kevin Rudd as a candidate for the position of secretary-general of the UN, it will illustrate once more the depressing banality and pitiless hyper-partisanism Australian politics has ...
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UN secretary-general: Kevin Rudd waits on PM's endorsement as John Key praises Helen Clark

ABC Online - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Cabinet is expected to vote next week, but the Prime Minister has declined many opportunities to sing Mr Rudd's praises.

Kevin Rudd not viable as candidate for top UN role: Kim Beazley

The Australian - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
“This doesn't go to anything to do with Kevin Rudd's capacity - it just goes to the times (and) the times would make it a difficult one to proceed his candidacy.
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'Support Team Australia': Coalition urged to back Kevin Rudd for UN top job

SBS - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Labor frontbencher Chris Bowen says the Turnbull government should support Kevin Rudd's bid to become the next UN Secretary-General.

Labor accused of hypocrisy over Kevin Rudd's UN bid

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The Labor government did not support Peter Costello for the IMF job. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS. Phillip Coorey. Share on twitter. by Phillip Coorey.
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Kevin Rudd's UN quest backed by conservative Canadian ex-foreign minister John Baird

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
A former foreign minister in a conservative Canadian government is backing former Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd to be the next United Nations chief.

Rudd qualified to put former UN secretaries-general in the shade

The Australian - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
The reluctance the Malcolm Turnbull government has felt to endorse Kevin Rudd's tilt at the job of UN secretary-general is understandable given the personality problems that finally eclipsed Rudd's domestic political career.
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UN secretary-general: Guterres leads first poll, Rudd still seeks backing

The Australian - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Kevin Rudd has requested that the Australian government nominate him and, as the Prime Minister has indicated on a number of occasions, that'll be a matter for cabinet,” Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told Sky News on Monday.

No uptown funk for K-Rudd

Crikey (registration) - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made it official this week and asked the Australian government for its nomination for the role of United Nations Secretary General.

Kevin Rudd's failed UN secretary-general bid

Malaysiakini (subscription) - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Such a figure is former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd, who has become something of a prattler in chief, roaming an assortment of international stages in the vain hope that he might, just might become the next UN secretary-general.
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