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Well, how about Kevin Rudd for mayor?

Dumped as Prime Minister of Australia. Blocked from becoming UN secretary general. What next for Kevin Rudd? Well, he’s now in the running…

Kev a perfect captain for this ship of fools

IN hindsight, Kevin Rudd would have made the perfect gift to the UN, the global monument to slothful bureaucracy, political correctness and special interests.

Rudd’s revenge: how Turnbull double-crossed him

Malcolm Turnbull is accused of double dealing and backflips by Kevin Rudd, who is out for vengeance: …

No hope for America or the world in this poll

THE world dodged a bullet when Malcolm Turnbull refused to endorse Kevin Rudd’s tepid candidacy for the UN Secretary-General’s job.

Half of Cabinet wanted to back Rudd

It turns out that 11 of Malcolm Turnbull’s Cabinet of 23 backed Kevin Rudd’s bid to head the United Nations and only 10 said no.…

Essential Research: 52-48 to Labor

The only pollster currently in the game finds Labor retaining its modest post-election, and finds opinion finely balanced on superannuation reform and nominating Kevin Rudd for United Nations Secretary-General. The post Essential Research: 52-48 to Labor appeared first on The Poll Bludger.

End of the line for Rudd's UN bid

Prime Minister Turnbull's refusal to nominate Kevin Rudd for UN secretary-general (SG) last week, claiming Rudd wasn’t ‘well suited,’ almost certainly ends his chance at running for the UN’s top spot. It was an unexpected twist for UN...Show More Summary

Rudd as Secretary-General: UN should have decided, not Turnbull

[youtube:yjcPLh9l2Hw] Kevin Rudd's bid to nominate as a candidate for the next UN secretary general (SG) has been vetoed by Cabinet. This is a more than a little embarrassing for everyone concerned. In a few hours, many UN observersShow More Summary

Australian PM says won't back former leader Rudd for top U.N. job

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull dealt a serious blow on Friday to his former rival Kevin Rudd's bid to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations, declining to endorse him and declaring him unfit for the job.

Why did Turnbull let this get this far?

How could Malcolm Turnbull have let this idiotic idea develop into a test of leadership?: Kevin Rudd’s two-year bid for the…

Column - Turnbull can’t be a real Liberal to think Rudd worth backing

LIBERALS should be shocked that Malcolm Turnbull wants to back Kevin Rudd’s bid to…

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

3 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

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