‘Culture of fear’: Murdoch, the ABC and how to fix a media in crisis

Published in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age2 October 2018 So what should be done about the rolling crises washing over what remains of the Australian media? Rupert Murdoch has been up to his neck in the elevation and removal of Australian prime ministers for the better part of a decade. The ABC has seen the conservatives politicise its …

ELIMINATING GLOBAL POVERTY MEANS PROVIDING SANITATION AND WATER FOR ALL: THE PATHWAY TO ACHIEVING SDG 6

THE HONOURABLE KEVIN RUDD 26THPRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA   CHAIR, GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP ON SANITATION AND WATER FOR ALL PRESIDENT, ASIA SOCIETY POLICY INSTITUTE   MAHATMA GANDHI INTERNATIONAL SANITATION CONVENTION, NEW DELHI SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2018   Thank you very much Minister Bharti. And Arun Jaitley, my friend, colleague and Finance Minister India—it’s good to see you here today. Along with other …

Donald Trump’s trade war with China has only just started, says Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd interview by Jacob Greber from the Australian Financial Review. Published Sept. 19 2018.   Kevin Rudd has issued a stark warning to Washington that Beijing won’t buckle under the worsening US-China trade clash, which the former prime minister described as a “slippery slope” towards a cold war that could one day descend into a military conflict. In an interview with …

Trump Has Put the U.S. and China on the Cusp of a New Cold War

Kevin Rudd Interview by Mark Landler from the New York Times Published Sept. 19 2018.   President Trump is confident that the United States is winning its trade war with China. But on both sides of the Pacific, a bleaker recognition is taking hold: The world’s two largest economies are in the opening stages of a new economic Cold War, …