So what's the essential difference between a Labor and a Conservative Government? We reform for the many. They abolish reforms to protect the few. Here's my 10th anniversary speech. http://kevinrudd.com/blog/2017/12/01/2291/
When it comes to global environmental policy, China has a crucial role to play. Had an interesting chat with Climate Home News about some of the challenges facing climate change action. http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/12/03/kevin-rudd-i-dont-know-how-malcolm-turnbull-faces-his-grandkids/”
It may be 11 years ago - but when writing my book, it wasn't easy to re-live the day I challenged Kim Beazley. My eye was on defeating John Howard - but the cartoonists saw more. #kudelka #notforthefaintedhearted Pan Macmillan
10 years ago Australia ratified the Kyoto Protocol as the first official act of my Government. Here I am handing over our instrument of ratification on 12 December 2007, the same day the #ParisAgreement was born eight years on. Climate change is still the greatest challenge we face.
Hey guys, just wanted to post a quick update after the passing of artist Lil Peep. He’s someone we never met in person but had a connection through art. 21 years old, beginning of his career, beginning of his life. Gone too soon. Rest in peace.
Powerful and important insight from Matthew Continetti at the Washington Free Beacon: "From the Berlin Wall, to Vietnamese and Cuban boat people, to the DMZ, the prisoners of communism run in only one direction: toward liberty..." http://bit.ly/2hUY0IT
Great result for Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. Despite the consistent, outrageous anti-Labor bias of Murdoch media. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-26/antony-green-projects-labor-to-win-queensland/9194654?pfmredir=sm
20% off everything in the Three Days Grace shop for the holiday weekend, now through Monday, with the code holidays20. First 100 orders receive a free litho (U.S. Only) http://smarturl.it/threedaysgraceshop
Celebrating 10 years since the Kevin07 campaign and the election of my government. These guys printed their own shirts here in Oxford. That's serious dedication! http://kevinrudd.com/blog/2017/11/24/kevin-rudd-in-the-australian-what-we-got-right-kevin-rudds-top-10-labor-triumphs-in-office/
President Reagan proclaimed, "Perhaps no custom reveals our character as a Nation so clearly as our celebration of Thanksgiving Day". As Americans, let's be thankful for our freedom, as we peacefully celebrate this holiday in the greatest country the world has ever known.
Yes I am back at school. In fact my new address is @jesus which has caused a few laughs. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news-review/kevin-rudd-foucaults-more-painful-than-the-knife-in-my-back-frlgrr6pz
Always great to see the Murdoch Press exercising their customary practice of fair and balanced reporting 🙄 - this time in the Queensland election. The Labor Party facing the usual coalition : the Liberal Party, the National Party and the Murdoch Party. How do these guys manage to keep a straight face?
This week's climate talks in Bonn showed the world is more committed to the #ParisAgreement than ever before. But it's still not enough to turn the tide. Our window is quickly closing. Here's my joint op-ed with President Heine of the Marshall Islands. #COP23 https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/bonn-climate-talks-paris-agreement-commitments-by-hilda-heine-and-kevin-rudd
Readings have a few signed copies of Not for the Faint-hearted still left for sale. If you want to buy one online - be quick - and put in the comments section of the checkout that you want a signed copy. Otherwise if you are in Melbourne you can head in store and grab one. https://www.readings.com.au/products/24292824/not-for-the-faint-hearted
In my maiden speech in 1998 I said "I believe that ideas are important". Jon and I wrestled with all sorts of ideas during the Conversation Hour - some of them even covered in my book. http://www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/theconversationhour/the-conversation-hour/9079360
Got to join Sunrise recently to talk about 'Not for The Faint-hearted'. There's a whole section about the show in the book. Not least walking the Kokoda Track (and my trench foot), and of course the debacle of the ANZAC day ceremony at Long Tan in Vietnam http://kevinrudd.com/blog/2017/10/26/kevin-rudd-on-sunrise-not-for-the-faint-hearted/
Was almost like old times to find myself interviewed by Kerry O'Brien. If you missed the Melbourne launch of Not for the Faint-hearted you can watch Kerry and me in conversation here : https://www.wheelercentre.com/broadcasts/kevin-rudd-and-kerry-o-brien We cover the book - and a lot more.