AFR: Factional Thugs Rewrite Labor History

Kevin Rudd at the Bali Conference December 2007

Published in The Australian Financial Review on 24 June 2020 Ten years ago, the faceless men of the factions decided to remove Australia’s democratically elected prime minister. In the decade since, they have unsuccessfully sought to construct a narrative that their motives were noble. They weren’t. It was a crude grab for factional power, which Julia Gillard was happy to …

SMH & The Age: Super Assault is WorkChoices Mk II

Scott Morrison’s crusade against compulsory superannuation marks the greatest assault on the living standards of working Australians since John Howard’s WorkChoices industrial laws took the meat axe to wages and conditions. Using the bushfire and pandemic as political cover, Morrison is determined to fulfil the Liberal Party’s long-held desire to freeze the compulsory super guarantee levy at its current 9.5 …

Project Syndicate: China’s Economic Crossroads | by Kevin Rudd & Daniel Rosen

Given China’s failure to follow through on the marketization policies that it announced seven years ago, it is reasonable to be suspicious of the government’s latest reform push. Much will depend on what Chinese leaders fear more: disruptive change, or a creeping malaise of their own making. BRISBANE/NEW YORK – Back in 2013, the Chinese government laid out a policy …

Statement: Kevin Rudd hits back at Global Times propaganda

The following statement was issued to Daily Mail Australia on 11 June 2020: Anyone with a basic knowledge of Chinese politics should understand that official media will selectively quote any Western political leader to further whatever argument is being advanced by the Chinese Communist Party at any given time. Western politicians, journalists and commentators need to be extremely cautious about …