Address to the US-China Public Policy Forum

24 March 2014 Now What about the Next 35 Years in US-China Relations? Can China and the US Work Together to Construct New Global Public Goods? For all of us, anniversaries are important. They cause us to pause. To reflect. To take stock. To think for a moment about the future. And importantly to step outside the ebb and flow of the events of the …

Speech – Annual Address to the National Apology Breakfast

On the Establishment of a National Apology Foundation  It is good to be here among friends. It is particularly good to be here with so many of my Aboriginal brothers and sisters. One of the many good things about Australia is that, at our best, we look out for one another. And what we’ve sought to do over the last …

Media Release – Former Australian Prime Minister Named Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School

Kevin Rudd will lead major research effort on U.S.-China relations at Belfer Center Mr. Rudd also will lead study groups on public service, policy at Harvard’s Institute of Politics CAMBRIDGE, MA. — Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia, has been named a Senior Fellow with Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He will work at the Belfer …

Address to the Tsinghua-Carnegie Global Dialogue

4 December 2013 Different Approaches to Building a New Great Power Relationship between China and the United States   I would like to congratulate both Tsinghua University and the Carnegie Endowment for convening this inaugural global dialogue here in Beijing. I have spoken at Tsinghua before, as I have at Carnegie in Washington. I understand the priority which both President Chen …

Address to Peking University – The psychology and anatomy of a new model of great power relations

1 November 2013 I should begin my remarks today in Beijing by stating my absolute condemnation for the terrorist event in Tiananmen Square earlier this week. Any terrorist attack is an attack on our common civilisation. Whatever its political motivations, terrorism is a form of mass murder. It deserves, therefore, condemnation from all peoples around the world. I wish also …

Australia, you don’t know how good you’ve got it

While other countries fell into the global recession, Australia maintained strong economic growth, low government debt and a triple-A credit rating. With this record, you might expect the federal election to be focused on how to convert the strength of today’s economy into resilience for the future. But instead the political spotlight has fallen on the perceived problem of government …

Opening of the ASIO National Headquarters

TUE 23 JULY 2013 Prime Minister Canberra CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY [ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS OMITTED] In my first National Security Statement to the Parliament five years ago, I said that the first priority of government was the nation’s security. Much has changed since then in the national security landscape. What has not changed is the resolve of our government in responding to the …