Defining Australia’s national identity

Article Originally Published in The Saturday Paper on the 31st of August 2019 Written by Kevin Rudd Link to Original Article Here There is a danger in the collective West, including Australia, that we become a people increasingly overwhelmed, confused and frightened. We do so in the face of the intensity, complexity and rapidity of mega-changes washing over us. Among …

The Complacent Country: Alternative Visions for Australia’s Democracy, The Need for a Royal Commission into the Abuse of Media Power

The Hon Kevin Rudd, AC 26th Prime Minister of Australia  University of Sydney 29 August, 2019.   Tonight, I’d like to talk about alternative visions for Australia’s future. I’ve been doing a series of these around the country. That’s because I fear we have become the complacent country – complacent about the many great political, economic, social, environmental and security …

Recession is on the way but will the Coalition have guts to act?

Article Originally Published in the Australian Financial Review on the 29th of August 2019 Written by Kevin Rudd Link to Original Article Here   There is a great complacency emerging in our current economic policy settings. Complacency about the risk of recession. Complacency about long-term economic reform. Both are part of what in recent years has become the complacent country …

The Complacent Country: Alternative Visions For Australia’s Future in the Region and the World

The Hon Kevin Rudd, AC 26th Prime Minister of Australia Australian National University 28 August, 2019. Tonight I’d like to talk about alternative visions for Australia’s future. I’ve been doing a series of these around the country. That’s because I fear we have become the complacent country – complacent about the many great political, economic, social, environmental and security challenges …

The Complacent Country: Alternative Visions for Australia’s Economic Future

The Hon Kevin Rudd, AC 26th Prime Minister of Australia University of Melbourne 27 August, 2019. Over the course of the coming week, I am delivering a series of public lectures on alternative visions for Australia’s future. I’m doing so because I believe we have become the complacent country – complacent about our economic future, the future of our social …