How polite is Kevin Rudd? In simply calling this an “overcorrection” when It’s been a slow assassination by stealth to the tune of $1bn. In the LNP decade, the ABC’s budget has been reduced in real terms to that of 1984 when Australia’s population was only 15-16 million.
Under the Coalition, the national broadcaster has been domesticated to the point of overcorrecting for perceived partisanship
Source: Far from having a leftwing bias, the ABC has been tamed by cuts and incessant attacks | Kevin Rudd | The Guardian
Obviously, nobody from Pfizer, let alone Dr Bourla, is in the least interested in catching up with Morrison in any capacity and frankly, who could blame them? It could also be something of a relief that we will see more of the Lieutenant General and less of Morrison and Hunt, except for the fact that we are paying these men to do jobs they increasingly outsource. Not that they knowingly outsourced to Mr Rudd, they simply underperformed so dramatically that non-government actors felt obliged to step in. Well may we ask, why even are they?
Source: Kevin Rudd asked to save Australia from Scott Morrison
Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd has come up with a plan for Labor that he calls the “Fourth Way.” But on closer inspection, Rudd’s would-be alternative is a rehash of the timid, conservative approach to politics that has kept Labor out of power for a decade.
Source: Kevin Rudd’s “Fourth Way” Proves the Australian Labor Party Is Out of Ideas
Rudd’s latest contribution to the debate is The Case for Courage, part of a series curated by Australian publishing doyen Louise Adler and published by Monash University Publishing. This little red book, easily read in one sitting, is a call to arms to the Australian Labor party and its supporters. But it is a wake-up call for all of us. Rudd asks Labor to be brave and act with courage to hold the conservatives to account and guarantee media diversity by breaking Murdoch’s media domination, in order to protect and strengthen Australian social democracy. The book starts with a critique of the Murdoch oligarchy and ends with a vision for a “big Australia”, a fourth way, as Rudd describes it:
Source: Kevin Rudd wants to see more courage in Australian politics
You could have knocked me over with a feather when we brought the nation with us.’ Eight years after his landmark apology to Australia’s Indigenous people, the former prime minister reflects on its impact, and how far there is yet to go
Source: Reflections on the apology: Kevin Rudd in conversation with Stan Grant | Australia news | The Guardian