Crikey: “Rudd’s economic legacy, 10 years on”

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Originally published in Crikey – 24 November 2017 Ten years ago, an epoch began which set Australia apart from the rest of the world in two remarkable respects. Neither is widely understood, even today. The first was the extraordinary transformation of Australia’s steadily deteriorating economy. This deterioration had been masked by vast cash inflows from mining […]

The Sydney Morning Herald: “‘It would have been devastating’: Kevin Rudd reveals emergency call to George W Bush to avert GFC disaster”

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Originally published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 November 2017 By Peter Hartcher As a contrast in prime ministerial retrospectives, it’s a cracker. This week, on the 10th anniversary of John Howard losing power to Kevin Rudd, the two former prime ministers were asked to look back on their terms in office. In hindsight, Sky’s […]

Kevin Rudd in The Sunday Times (UK): “Kevin Rudd: Foucault’s more painful than the knife in my back”

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Kevin Rudd, the Australian prime minister ousted by his deputy, tells Leaf Arbuthnot his Oxford PhD course can be brutal too. Originally published in The Sunday Times (UK) – 19 November 2017 Kevin Rudd, the apple-cheeked former prime minister of Australia, is not going gently into that good night. Aged 60 and four years out of office, […]

Kevin Rudd and Hilda Heine in Project Syndicate: “Capitalizing on Climate Unity”

Posted in Asia and the World, Climate Change, International Cooperation, Media, Mission, News, Op-eds, Peace, Security and Counter-Terrorism

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States – the world’s largest historical carbon dioxide emitter – from the Paris agreement dealt the accord a major blow. But it is hard not to take heart from the resolve Trump’s decision has unleashed, both globally and within the US itself. Originally published in Project Syndicate, […]

Kevin Rudd in The Washington Post: “Former Australian PM: Trump has ceded economic leadership to China”

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Originally published in The Washington Post, 15 November 2017 By Kevin Rudd President Donald Trump’s recent Asia trip casts further doubts about America’s long-term standing and commitment in the region. In particular, his “America first” speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam cast a shadow on America’s willingness to cooperate with Asian allies. […]