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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.
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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.

Eight reasons Kevin Rudd should be the UN Secretary-General - ‎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.

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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Kevin Rudd United Nations nomination divides Coalition MPs

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Kevin Rudd's potential nomination to lead the United Nations remains a divisive proposal inside the Coalition, with some critics of the former prime minister accepting the arguments for the government putting his name forward but others maintaining ...

Labor accused of hypocrisy over Kevin Rudd's UN bid

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Labor's refusal five years ago to support Peter Costello as the next head of the International Monetary Fund could cruel Kevin Rudd's bid to become the next Secretary-General of the United Nations. The Turnbull government is deeply split over Mr Rudd's ...
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UN secretary-general: Guterres leads first poll, Rudd still seeks backing

The Australian - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Kevin Rudd's candidacy has not yet been considered by Australia's cabinet and the former Labor prime minister was therefore not considered in the straw poll - the first of several tests of support before Mr Ban's term expires in December.
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Kevin Rudd's not the man for the United Nations: Helen Clark is far a better choice

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
We really need to talk about Kevin. Our choice is between a wildly inexperienced but bumptious male and a wise, experienced female, respected, accomplished, fit-for-purpose.
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Federal election 2016: Malcolm Turnbull may be forced to put Kevin Rudd's UN dream on ice

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
But the decision does not necessarily need to go to the Coalition party room and close observers warn against underestimating Mr Rudd's standing outside Australia.

Kevin Rudd UN tilt: Ex-PM now needs to convince Liberal MPs for UN job

Herald Sun - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Mr Key appeared unfazed by Mr Rudd's advance. “In some respects,I'm not sure it really alters the dynamics a hell of a lot if Kevin Rudd puts his name forward,'' Mr Key said. “He's a candidate that some people will support but equally some people might ...
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Don't 'inflict' Rudd on UN: Abetz

Sky News Australia - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Liberal Senator Eric Abetz says it would be a mistake to allow former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to nominate for the position of the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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.

Corio MP backs Rudd's UN tilt

Geelong Advertiser - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The Corio MP has a long association with Mr Rudd and said he would be an excellent representative for Australia. “Obviously the government should support any serious Australian candidate, especially a former prime minister,” Mr Marles said.

Kevin vs Helen for UN: there's no contest

Newcastle Herald - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
I'm not talking lowland guerrillas here or mass shootings or even Trump v Clinton (although if the cap fits, right?) I'm talking Kevin Rudd v Helen Clark, vying for UN Secretary-General. Remember what this means. Sec-Gen is not some sinecure for time ...
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Kevin Rudd on The Hague's South China Sea Decision and US-China Relations

Asia Society - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
On July 13, 2016, ASPI President Kevin Rudd sat down with renowned journalist and Asia Society Trustee Charlie Rose to discuss the South China Sea and U.S.
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull unveils new ministry in Canberra - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
... that's the opinion of a whole range of people who are currently sitting in the Parliament,' she said. Former PM Kevin Rudd has asked the Turnbull Government to endorse his bid for the United Nations top job, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has confirmed.

Kevin Rudd VS Helen Clark: Chalk and Cheese

Newshub - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
In Canberra's Cabinet office sits a letter from a man who used to preside over its proceedings. It's from former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. It begs the Turnbull government to officially nominate him as Australia's candidate to run the United Nations ...

John Key: Kevin Rudd's nomination for UN's top job won't impact Helen Clark's bid

TVNZ - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The Prime Minister doesn't think Rudd's late bid will have "much impact on the dynamics" of the race for Secretary General.

Ex-Australia PM Rudd among those seeking top UN post - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
1, 2017, Rudd needs the backing of the Australian government for his name to be added to a present list of 12 candidates which includes former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark.