Kevin Rudd

26th Prime Minister of Australia
President of the Asia Society Policy Institute
Proud father of 3 great kids with my wife Thérèse. Proud granddad of Josie and McLean
Born and raised in country Queensland



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The PM Years

It was the coup that killed Australian politics.

Less than three years after taking government in a landslide election victory, Kevin Rudd was betrayed by his deputy and the factional powerbrokers of the Australian Labor Party, the ‘Faceless Men’, despite enjoying historically high personal and party approval ratings.

The betrayal of June 2010 is the most significant Australian political event of the century. No prime minister including Rudd has since seen out a full term before being dethroned by their own caucus. But how did party games in Canberra spiral so catastrophically out of control?…


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Not For the Faint-Hearted

A personal reflection on life, politics and purpose.

In 2007, Kevin Rudd became only the third Labor prime minister since the Second World War, after Whitlam and Hawke, to win government from opposition. In doing so he also defeated, and unseated, John Howard, the longest-serving conservative prime minister since Menzies.

So who was the man behind the phenomenal success of the Kevin07 campaign? This Mandarin-speaking professional diplomat, committed Christian and self-described policy wonk, who grew up as the son of a dairy farmer in rural Queensland and became the 26th prime minister of Australia?…


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Media

Kevin is an active commentator across many modes of media in Australia and abroad. He is consulted regularly as an expert on BBC, CNN, Fox News and has written for various newspapers and academic journals.

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Projects

As an active advocate, ally and humanitarian, Kevin is actively engaged in supporting many causes within Australia and around the world.

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Meet Kevin

The man behind the Kevin07 campaign. A father, husband, grandfather, former Prime Minister, devout Christian and avid humanitarian. Kevin currently serves as President of the Asia Society Policy Institute and is a distinguished academic Fellow at several esteemed institutions worldwide.

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Meet Thérèse

Thérèse is renowned for her lifelong commitment to helping disadvantaged and marginalised people gain independence and reach their full potential. She is an inspiring innovator, a successful international businesswoman, a caring patron and loving mother, who has been able to use her platform to empower others.

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