Kevin Rudd on Donald Trump in the World, Asia, and Immigration

ASPI President Kevin Rudd engaged in a vibrant Facebook Live chat on U.S. President Donald Trump’s approach to the world, Asia, and immigration. Watch the full discussion below. (35 min., 44 sec.)

Brad NewmanKevin Rudd on Donald Trump in the World, Asia, and Immigration

Australia Day address to the American Australian Association

20 January 2017 His Excellency the Consul General, Distinguished Guests, My fellow Australians, My fellow New Yorkers, One and all. I begin by honouring the First Australians, who first settled our continent some 70,000 years ago, and whose cultures represent the oldest continuing cultures  on earth. I also honour those Australians who have come more recently to our land, from …

Brad NewmanAustralia Day address to the American Australian Association

Kevin on Sunrise – Trump Inauguration (20/1/17)

Kevin Rudd appears on the Sunrise program to discuss the coming Trump inauguration and what it may mean for Australia and the world.

Brad NewmanKevin on Sunrise – Trump Inauguration (20/1/17)

Address to The Raisina Dialogue 2017

On January 17, 2017, in a keynote address at the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, ASPI President The Hon. Kevin Rudd outlined ten major challenges facing the international community and the multilateral system. Below is the text of the speech as prepared. 2017: The Year of Living Dangerously Address to The Raisina Dialogue Observer Research Foundation of India    PM Narendra …

Brad NewmanAddress to The Raisina Dialogue 2017

More Murdoch Mis-reporting, led by the Brisbane Courier Fail.

The Murdoch tabloids, led by the #CourierFail in Brisbane, allege my office improperly ordered stationery to support a UN bid. Wrong again. But never let the facts get in the road of a good “story”. This is in today’s edition of the Courier Mail and the Sydney Daily telegraph.  (Link) Here are the facts: 1 – The Murdoch tabloid papers …

Brad NewmanMore Murdoch Mis-reporting, led by the Brisbane Courier Fail.

Videos from Gaidar Forum, Russia

The G20 in 2017 must deal with 3 core challenges: financial system risk, low global growth, and managing geo-political uncertainty. On this year’s G20 in Germany, Merkel must lead. I also believe if we are serious about the G20’s future this year, it’s got to roll back the tide of protectionism.

Brad NewmanVideos from Gaidar Forum, Russia

Kevin Rudd on ABC’s 7.30 (21/12/16)

Kevin Rudd discusses global terrorism, the changing economic and political world, the media, democracy and the future of the ALP. Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 21/12/2016 Reporter: Leigh Sales Former prime minister Kevin Rudd joins 7.30 to discuss terrorism, Donald Trump, the threat of South Korea and the current state of the ALP. Transcript LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: German police are still …

Brad NewmanKevin Rudd on ABC’s 7.30 (21/12/16)

Address to ANU: On Building a Big Australia

On Building a Big Australia An Address on Receipt of an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the Australian National University. The Honourable Kevin Rudd 26th Prime Minister of Australia President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, New York. Chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism, New York Llewellyn Hall Canberra 16 December, 2016. I honour the first Australians on whose …

Kevin RuddAddress to ANU: On Building a Big Australia

CDP annual dinner at Columbia University

Was a pleasure this week to speak at the CDP annual dinner at Columbia University in New York. CDP is a not-for-profit that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. Data, measurement and understanding what greenhouse gas emission reduction is being achieved is absolutely critical to any climate change efforts …

Kevin RuddCDP annual dinner at Columbia University

It’s time for a new Labor Reform Movement

When I was elected as Labor leader 10 years ago, it was against the concerted opposition of the most powerful union-based factions of the party. And this came 40 years after Whitlam’s famous confrontation with the faceless, factional men of the party’s federal executive. Yet 50 years after Whitlam’s reforms, the power of these factions remains as strong as ever. …

Brad NewmanIt’s time for a new Labor Reform Movement