David Miliband said the assumption in diplomatic circles and among policy watchers had been that Rudd would be a candidate for the UN job.
Former British foreign secretary David Miliband says Kevin Rudd ‘undoubtedly had the qualification’ to be a candidate for the United Nations secretary-general post.
The royal commission into the Northern Territory's youth detention and child protection systems has had a shaky start.
Kevin Rudd has had his nomination for the role of UN secretary-general knocked back by Malcolm Turnbull.
A furious Kevin Rudd has released correspondence in which he wrote that on ‘multiple’ occasions Malcolm Turnbull had backed his candidature to run for UN secretary-general.
Those around Malcolm Turnbull insist he really believes refusing Kevin Rudd the chance to be in the running to be UN secretary-general is the right thing to do.
Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to stymie Kevin Rudd’s bid to run for the United Nations secretary-general post is ill-judged, unjustified and unfair. It is a capitulation to the Liberal conservatives. It…
All politics is local. It’s a cliché but one that never goes out of style. Malcolm Turnbull’s unwillingness to endorse Kevin Rudd for the world’s top diplomatic post, the secretary-general of the United…
Malcolm Turnbull swiftly announced a royal commission this week in response to revelations about the treatment of boys in the Don Dale youth detention facility.
Malcolm Turnbull had been under enormous pressure from the Liberal right to block Kevin Rudd from running to be UN secretary-general.
Malcolm Turnbull has prevented Kevin Rudd from running to be secretary-general of the United Nations, declaring he is not suitable for the job.
Kevin Rudd had been hoping to succeed Ban Ki-moon as UN secretary-general.
How does one go about nominating to be UN secretary-general? And who needs to be on your side to get the top job?
Doubts have been expressed in the bureaucracy about the government nominating Kevin Rudd to be UN secretary-general.
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.
Julie Bishop chats with her counterparts during the East Asia Summit’s foreign ministers meeting in Laos.
The strength of Julie Bishop will be tested on Thursday when she proposes the government should nominate Kevin Rudd to run 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.
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.
Just as there were winners and losers in Malcolm Turnbull’s ministerial reshuffle at the beginning of the week, there will be frontbench promotions and demotions in the Labor Party in the coming days.
Kevin Rudd is rated as having an ‘outside chance’ of securing the UN secretary-general job.
Brendan Nelson, a former Liberal leader who was appointed an ambassador by Kevin Rudd, has strongly backed the former prime minister’s request for the government to nominate him for the United Nations…
The political culture of Australia, unlike the United States, frowns on explicit religiosity.
Not only is the Australian Christian Lobby losing relevance, it has had to appeal to Bill Shorten to pay attention to the group in the lead-up to the 2016 election.
There is an unwavering, untested, bipartisan assertion on asylum seekers: no-one will be resettled in Australia, as that will encourage people smugglers.
History suggests that resettling refugees on Nauru and Manus Island in Australia and New Zealand will not enliven people smuggling between Indonesia and Christmas Island.
While state and territory leaders will be partners, Malcolm Turnbull’s government intends to be the driver of a national policy for Australia’s cities.
The Turnbull government’s cities policy is the latest incarnation of ‘the-Commonwealth-knows-best’ approach, with little regard for whether urban issues are best resolved at the metropolitan level.
Social media plays an increasingly important role for politicians in getting their election messages out.
The politicians who are best at getting their messages across to voters will be those who can skilfully mix old and new media.
Recent debates over federation reform confirm that the Turnbull government must map out a path and a plan.
Commitment to a stronger, ongoing and more bipartisan federal reform process is one of the true tests of modern political leadership.
In 2015, the ABC aired a gripping documentary series covering the tumultuous Rudd-Gillard era. This week, Sarah Ferguson has released a book developed from the documentary.
The Australian government seems to think fossil fuels need help, when businesses are deciding otherwise.
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Do fossil fuels need saving from efforts to combat climate change? The Australian government seems to think so, but that sort of thinking is out of date.