Kevin Rudd’s Immigration Minister, Tony Burke, last year suggested as many as 10,000 boat people might be held on Manus Island under Labor’s policies:
Geoff Dyer in the FT: The 'unwritten understanding between Beijing and Washington on America’s role in Asia is crumbling. China now wishes to recast the military and political dynamic in the region to reflect its own traditional centrality.' Why...Show More Summary
FORMER Prime Minister Kevin Rudd could never be described as self-effacing.
OPPOSITION leader Bill Shorten will be shocked by Labor’s feeble win in the by-election for Kevin Rudd’s old seat. How could Labor’s primary…
Labor should not have trouble retaining Kevin Rudd’s seat in the Griffith by-election this weekend: If history is a guide, the Labor…
Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd have been summonsed to appear before the Coalition's pink batts Royal Commission. But who's running the show? Adam Brereton on commissioner Ian Hanger QC
Foreign Policy is running some quotes from and interview they did with Kevin Rudd in December. On speaking Mandarin, Rudd argues that: As a Mandarin-speaking prime minister, I got double the time with Xi because we didn't need an interpreter. Show More Summary
A neknominater drinks a beer while riding his motorcycle. In Australia, hardly anyone has "just a few drinks.” In 2008, prime minister Kevin Rudd launched a $53 million campaign to tackle what he called a “binge drinking epidemic,” but the country's brutal boozing habits have continued to this day. Show More Summary
The definitive end of the Kevin Rudd era likewise means the end of the longest federal by-election drought in over 60 years, in what looms as a fascinating early test for Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten alike.
Background on the timing and causes of Australian Federal by-elections ahead of the 2014 Griffith by-election caused by the resignation of Kevin Rudd.
Negotiations schmegotiations! Paul Rudd is OFFICIALLY Marvel's man! Their Ant-Man!! After the news broke that Paul was going to put on the tiny tights to play the shrinking superhero, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige proudly made it official. He said: "When Edgar Wright came to us with the idea of Paul Rudd, we felt a huge sense [...]
Marvel is notoriously tight-lipped about its movies, so even after we told you yesterday that Paul Rudd has been tapped to play Ant-Man, it took the company until just now to admit the casting is true. Said producer Kevin Feige in aShow More Summary
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Those who have been uncomfortable at the prospect of an Abbott-led foreign policy may already consider their fears, which Kevin Rudd played on during the last election campaign (‘If you have doubts about Mr Abbott's ability to handle...Show More Summary
Kevin Rudd and I are on a unity ticket. There’s no difference between Kevin Rudd and myself when it comes to school funding. That’s Tony Abbott before the last election. “you can vote Liberal or Labor and you’ll get exactly […]
Good line from Gary Johns in attacking car industry subsidies: Kevin Rudd famously said that he did not want to lead a…
A lot has already been said on the occasion of Kevin Rudd’s retirement from politics. Having already written a great deal about Rudd while he was active in politics, I’m not going to add to it. Rather, I’ll reflect on the achievements of the Labor governments of the past six years, which were substantial. They […]
Bill Shorten pays public tribute to Kevin Rudd on…
A fine piece by Robert Macklin on the fear that drove Kevin Rudd: I gradually became aware…
Voters in the inner southern Brisbane seat of Griffith will face a by-election in the new year following the resignation from Parliament of former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.