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Malcolm Turnbull had been under enormous pressure from the Liberal right to block Kevin Rudd from running to be UN secretary-general. Andrew Taylor/AAP

Turnbull kills Rudd’s UN secretary-general bid

Malcolm Turnbull has prevented Kevin Rudd from running to be secretary-general of the United Nations, declaring he is not suitable for the job.
Doubts have been expressed in the bureaucracy about the government nominating Kevin Rudd to be UN secretary-general. Sven Hoppe/EPA

Rudd’s fate in Turnbull’s hands

Malcolm Turnbull has been left to decide whether the government should allow Kevin Rudd to be a candidate for secretary-general of the United Nations.
Scott Morrison has indicated he does not support the government nominating Kevin Rudd for the UN secretary-general job. David Moir/AAP

Morrison flags opposition to nominating Rudd for UN post

Scott Morrison has set himself in apparent opposition to Julie Bishop over Australia's nomination of Kevin Rudd as a candidate for secretary-general of the United Nations.
The federal parliamentary left is set to dump Kim Carr, who has been spokesman on higher education and industry. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Bitter row over move to dump Kim Carr from Labor frontbench

A brawl over Labor's frontbench reshuffle deepened on Wednesday night when the Victorian Socialist Left executive dug in behind embattled senator Kim Carr.
Barnaby Joyce was in acute pain on Tuesday when he was in Canberra for the Nationals' post-election meeting. Andrew Taylor/AAP

Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce injured by sheep

Barnaby Joyce's talks with Malcolm Turnbull to discuss the new Coalition ministry were up in the air on Tuesday night after he suddenly returned to his Tamworth home to nurse an injured knee.
Malcolm Turnbull said there would be some changes in the ministry because of frontbenchers losing their seats. Paul Millar/AAP

Turnbull celebrates victory after Shorten concedes defeat

More than a week after the election, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has formally conceded defeat, quickly followed by Malcolm Turnbull welcoming the Coalition's victory.
Malcolm Turnbull said he remained ‘quietly confident, reasonably confident’ of forming a majority government. David Moir/AAP

We must convince people we believe in Medicare: Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull has taken 'absolutely full responsibility' for his criticised election campaign, and declared the Coalition must rebuild public trust in itself on the issue of Medicare.