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Kevin Rudd:
Kevin Michael Rudd is an Australian former politician who was the 26th Prime Minister of Australia, serving from December 2007 to June 2010 and again from June to September 2013. He held office as the leader of the Australian Labor Party.

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Rudd 'disgusted' over Afghanistan report

As civilian and military officials weigh up how to respond to a major report into Afghanistan war crimes, Kevin Rudd has expressed disgust at its revelations.
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Senate votes to hold media diversity inquiry after record-breaking Murdoch petition

Sarah Hanson-Young says the popularity of Kevin Rudd's petition for a royal commission into the Murdoch media empire shows people are growing increasingly concerned about media diversity in Australia.
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Kevin Rudd's petition calling for a royal commission into the Murdoch media has been tabled in parliament

Kevin Rudd's petition calling for a royal commission into the Murdoch media has been tabled in parliament, backed by a record number of Australians.
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Turnbull, Rudd warn against Murdoch media

Former prime ministers Malcolm Turnbull and Kevin Rudd have jointly called for a royal commission into the media, particularly Rupert Murdoch's operations.
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Kevin Rudd says Jeffery Epstein's donations to his think tank are 'deeply disturbing'

It's been revealed deceased sex offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein donated money to a think thank currently chaired by Kevin Rudd.
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'Cancer on our democracy': Kevin Rudd calls for inquiry into Murdoch media dominance

Kevin Rudd has launched a petition calling for a royal commission into Rupert Murdoch's media empire.
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40,000 sign Rudd's anti-Murdoch petition

Kevin Rudd has launched a petition calling for a royal commission into Rupert Murdoch's media empire, labelling it a "cancer on our democracy".
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Rudd strongly rejects PM's criticism of Closing the Gap

Kevin Rudd says tough measures are needed to keep governments focused on fixing Indigenous inequality.
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Kevin Rudd warns Scott Morrison not to 'crabwalk' away from responsibility on Closing the Gap

Kevin Rudd has cautioned Prime Minister Scott Morrison against shirking responsibility on Closing the Gap on inequalities faced by Indigenous Australians.
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Twelve years since the National Apology, Australia's 'journey of healing' has a long way to go

SBS News looks back at Kevin Rudd's apology speech and what it has meant for Indigenous Australians.
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Kevin Rudd slams PM for claiming 'first ever' call out of reservists during bushfires

Kevin Rudd pointed to the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in his rebuke of the prime minister.
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Kevin Rudd warns of return to 'the yellow peril' amid Australia-China tensions

Kevin Rudd has warned of a 'return to the days of the yellow peril' while launching an essay on China at Parliament House.
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Let's cool it on the anti-China hysteria

Australia needs a China strategy and to define how it can work in our national interest, writes former prime minister Kevin Rudd.
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Rudd accuses Liberals of stirring 'hysteria' over China

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has hit out at the Liberal Party, accusing the government of using core questions of foreign policy for its own domestic gain.
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From the Archives: Julia Gillard becomes Australia's first female PM

On June 24, 2009 Julia Gillard defeated Kevin Rudd in a challenge for the leadership of the Labor party. She became Australia's first female prime minister.
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China, US likely to reboot talks: Rudd

There's a 50/50 chance that the United States and China will end their trade war, Kevin Rudd says, though he expects negotiations to soon be renewed.
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Queen's Birthday Honours list: Hugh Jackman, Kevin Rudd, Rosie Batty among honoured

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd and ABC chair Ita Buttrose are among 12 Australians receiving the top Queen's Birthday honour this year.
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Queen's Birthday Honours award list 2019

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd and ABC chair Ita Buttrose are among 12 Australians receiving the top Queen's Birthday honour this year.
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Kevin Rudd now ready for national honour

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has become a Companion of the Order of Australia, dedicating the award to indigenous Australians.
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