Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd rewrites history with heroic flourishes

Ben Schneiders Kevin Rudd was always hands on. No detail was too small for his expert gaze ... even secretly editing the history of his government

Signs Kevin Rudd, Peter Garrett may be called before insulation inquiry as counsel emphasises its powers

Amy Remeikis To those listening closely enough, it might have sounded like a thinly-veiled threat.

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Kevin Rudd and Peter Garrett may be called to witness box at insulation program inquiry

Foreign minister Kevin Rudd and School eduction minister Peter Garrett during question time at Parliament House Canberra on Thursday 24 November 2011. Photo: Andrew Meares

Amy Remeikis To those listening close enough, it might have sounded like a thinly veiled threat.

Kevin Rudd goes silent over official House portrait

Kevin Rudd.

Ross Peake Kevin Rudd is in no hurry to have his official portrait hung in Parliament House.

Kevin Rudd's fatal power failure

Phillip Chubb After Copenhagen Kevin Rudd knew he could not just give up on climate policy, but what was to be done?

What to give a prince who may have it all? Kevin Rudd gifts bilby enclosure honour

Lester the Bilby.

Judith Ireland Kevin Rudd has upped the ante on the Royal gift front, announcing the new ''bub'' will not only get a toy bilby but a free pass to Taronga Zoo, among other acts to honour his birth.

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Garden Island naval base faces closure under Kevin Rudd

Aerials of Sydney Harbour

David Wroe The historic naval base at Garden Island is being considered for closure by the government in a move that is likely to anger top brass inside the Department of Defence.

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Kevin Rudd switch was right: MPs reject Julia Gillard attack

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Daniel Hurst Kevin Rudd's backers have hit back at post-election criticism from former prime minister Julia Gillard that this year's leadership change sent voters "a very cynical and shallow message" about...

'It's time for me to zip': Kevin Rudd exits, centre stage

Mark Kenny Former prime minister Kevin Rudd is to quit politics at the end of this week.

Labor fears Kevin Rudd's old seat of Griffith may fall to Coalition


Mark Kenny Bruised Labor MPs are bracing for a potentially hostile byelection as early as February in Kevin Rudd's Brisbane seat of Griffith, with party hard-heads conceding defeat is likely if the Liberal...

Kevin Rudd quits politics

Kevin Rudd has announced his resignation at Parliament House in Canberra, 13 November 2013.

A view of Kevin Rudd over the years after his surprise announcement he is leaving Parliament.

Kevin Rudd faces heart operation


Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd will undergo surgery to replace his aortic valve.

Kevin Rudd admits his removal as Prime Minister was 'character building'


Simon Mann in Washington Kevin Rudd has acknowledged that his removal as Prime Minister almost a year ago was character building in a speech to a Washington thinktank.

Could Kevin Rudd replace Julia Gillard?

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Interviewed on 3AW, the former PM's mood seems to lift as he's asked about the likliehood of regaining the top job.

The US embassy on Kevin Rudd

US embassy.

Cables made public by WikiLeaks show what the Americans think of Kevin Rudd.

Is Kevin Rudd a bad boss?

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is asked on 2UE whether he is a bad boss.

Kevin Rudd's final speech as PM

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Watch Kevin Rudd's last speech as Prime Minister of Australia.

LIVE: Kevin Rudd addresses the media

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From 11.15am: Kevin Rudd addresses the media after standing down as Labor Leader in favor of Julia Gillard.

Kevin Rudd speaks from hospital bed

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Former Prime Minister rehearses a public announcement as he recovers from gall bladder surgery. Well, OK it's actually Anthony Ackroyd.

Kevin Rudd in hospital

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Kevin Rudd has been admitted to hospital for an operation to have his gall bladder removed but has promised to campaign to help Julia Gillard when he is released.