Before Ken Henry is crucified, remember the good he did

Article Originally Published in the Sydney Morning Herald on the 9th of February 2019 Original Article Available Here In the aftermath of the release of the Hayne royal commission report, in which the chairman of the National Australia Bank, Ken Henry, has fallen on his sword, it’s important to pause to reflect on Henry’s broader national contribution in helping save …

The Complacent Country

‘Without a vision, the people perish’ This is a post-Australia Day reflection on our country’s future that I’ve been working on over the Australian summer and the American winter. They are personal views only. They are intended only to encourage a national conversation about the major challenges facing Australia’s future at a time when these challenges are often denied oxygen …

Kevin Rudd hails Bill Shorten’s ‘wise’ decision to rebuff Rupert Murdoch

Article Originally Published by the Sydney Morning Herald on the 3rd of February 2019 Article Written by Matthew Knott Original Article Available Here New York: Labor leader Bill Shorten’s decision to rebuff Rupert Murdoch’s request for a meeting in New York has been applauded by former prime minister Kevin Rudd, who said it was a wise move not to attempt to …

Kevin Rudd on US-China relations: This is a new and dangerous phase

This Article Was Originally Published in the Australian Financial Review on the 23rd of January 2019 Article by Kevin Rudd Article Available Here Last year represented a fundamental strategic turning point in the 40-year history of US-China relations. This is not just an American view; it is also the Chinese view. Just as it is my own analytical view based …

Interview with Nikkei Asian Review: US-China trade talks won’t close ‘systemic’ rift

Article Originally Published By The Nikkei Asian Review on the 10th of January 2019 Original Article Available Here SYDNEY — No early end is in sight to the dispute between the U.S. and China over the methods Beijing uses to promote its domestic industries, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd told Nikkei in a recent interview. The bilateral trade talks are unlikely …

News Corp NYSE Sec Filings

For those interested in the rolling debate about Murdoch sabotaging the NBN back in 2013, you may be interested in the following compulsory filings from the New York Stock Exchange by News Corp between 2013 and 2017. In particular, those following this debate would be interested in this specific quote from the 2013 Murdoch listing where it is stated: “In …

Citizen Murdoch’s critical grip on democracy

Article Originally Published by The Sydney Morning Herald on the 5th of January 2019 Article Written by Kevin Rudd Original Article Available Here This year will be an important year for three of the world’s oldest, continuing democracies – the United States, the UK and Australia. The US will decide, post-Mueller, whether Trump’s presidency is terminal. The UK will decide …

China’s great policy correction – opening up the economy again, and finding a suitable narrative for it

Originally Published by the South China Morning Post on the 18th of December 2018 Written by Kevin Rudd Original Article Available Here The Chinese economy has had a turbulent year, as growth slowed, economic reform stalled, and trade tension with the United States increased. However, China’s economic reformers see an opportunity in this adversity to reinvigorate internal reforms for long-term …