FORMER prime minister Kevin Rudd began legal action against Japan’s whaling program despite strong opposition from senior ministers and bureaucrats who warned it was likely to fail and strengthen the hand of the Japanese. In October 2008, as Australian officials were working to develop Australia’s case, the embassy reported to Washington that domestic political considerations
Greg Sheridan’s re-birthing of Rudd as a great Foreign Minister is becoming harder and harder to justify yet he sticks at it. This week the third meeting of the Australia Israel Leadership Forum took place in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, with a day in Ramallah talking to Palestinian leaders. There is no doubt Rudd is
KEVIN Rudd has warned that flood-ravaged Pakistan faces a serious disease epidemic unless UN and aid agencies take immediate precautions. Gee, I bet no one else had thought that might be the case with major flooding in a third world country.
Rudd is quoted in the Weekend Australian (25/10) saying in a conversation with President Bush Rudd raised the question of the G20 and Bush replied G20 – what’s that? The call came though at a dinner Rudd was holding when he was called away to talk to Bush. He came back to the dinner and