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Five factors to watch in Rudd’s UN chief gambit

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s bid to become the UN secretary-general (SG) is finally out in the open after he requested Australian government support for his nomination, ending months of speculation. Foreign minister Julie Bishop has confirmed Mr Rudd’s request will today be put forward to Cabinet, where support for Mr Rudd is mixed. Show More Summary

Australian Ex-Head Seeks Nomination for UN Secretary's General Post

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd asked the government to nominate him a candidate for the UN Secretary's General post, the country's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Monday, as quoted by media.

Australia's former PM Rudd throws hat in ring for top U.N. job

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has officially requested the support of his country's new government to back a bid for the top job at the United Nations, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Monday.

How could Julie Bishop consider Rudd for even a second?

Will Julie Bishop choose self-interest about national interest? Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has asked the government to nominate him for the…

Gallery show of forks stolen from rich people, sealed to preserve crumbs & saliva

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Australian artist Van Thanh Rudd, nephew of former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, spent 15 years stealing forks that had been used by the rich and powerful, vacuum sealing them to preserve leftover morsels, saliva and DNA, and now he tours them as a gallery show called "Rich Forks." (more…)

Australia's new cyber security strategy: A critical outlook

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet recently released a $230 million Cyber Security Strategy. Interestingly, the last such document, issued in 2009 under former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, was put forth by the Attorney General's Department. Show More Summary

Seat du jour: Griffith

Kevin Rudd's former electorate was last lost by Labor during his failed first bid for parliament amid the debacle of 1996, but the Liberal National Party came close to reeling it in at the by-election held upon his retirement in February 2014.

The race for secretary-general: Where's Kevin?

Kevin Rudd was at the center of attention at the UN this week, mainly because he wasn't there. Nine candidates to be the next UN secretary-general addressed the General Assembly between Tuesday and Thursday. Star attractions included two former prime ministers: Antonio Guterres of Portugal and Helen Clark of New Zealand. Show More Summary

No to Rudd

It’s hard to believe that Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop even considered endorsing Kevin Rudd’s undeclared bid to…

The Liberals’ Kevin Rudd. No wonder Morrison is backing off

The media commentators who cheered Malcolm Turnbull into the job are now starting to see they’ve just backed in a Liberal Kevin Rudd. …

This app teaches Australia about its 500 Indigenous first nations

When Kevin Rudd was prime minister of Australia,  Ngarluma man  Tyson Mowarin was struck that the Mandarin-speaking leader could say hello at the foot of the Great Wall of China, but could not say hello in the local indigenous language...Show More Summary

Column - Libs mad to make Rudd king of the world

THE Turnbull Government is mad to back Kevin Rudd’s bid to become the UN’s…

Bishop’s mad plan to make Labor’s worst PM king of the world

It’s ludicrous for Julie Bishop to even consider backing Kevin Rudd’s bid to become UN secretary general, and Malcolm Turnbull should have more sense or…

Govt may back Rudd for UN

Bishops says govt will consider backing Kevin Rudd for a top United Nations job.

Seat of the week: Cowper

Labor's win in 1961 was the only interruption to National/Country Party dominance in the north coast New South Wales seat of Cowper since the party's foundation, although current member Luke Hartsuyker was run close when Kevin Rudd led Labor to power in 2007.

Kevin Rudd on China in 2016

Managing new challenges at home, while approaching a greater role in the global order

Say it ain’t so: surely Turnbull won’t back Rudd as UN boss

Leigh Sales cannot get former Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd tonight to criticise Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. More reason to heed the…

Turnbull, global warming evangelist

Uh oh. Just what Kevin Rudd would have said: Malcolm Turnbull has urged Commonwealth countries to make a powerful statement on combating climate…

Uh oh. Why did Turnbull get Rudd’s advice on global warming?

Oh dear. Has Malcolm Turnbull really asked Kevin Rudd for advice on global warming? TONY JONES: Now, do you…

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