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Campaign Ruby

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Sunday, 21 November, 2010, 12:00am

Rudd's downfall a lesson for all politicians

Kevin Rudd wasn't a bad prime minister for Australia. He had good ideas and enacted an impressive list of worthy programmes. Yet the fact that he was forced from office yesterday wasn't surprising. His inability to clearly articulate his policies, coupled with an academic and bureaucratic demeanour, meant he had to go.

26 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Apology a step towards healing the wounds

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's apology this week to disadvantaged young British migrants abused and neglected while in state care would have been unthinkable a generation ago. So, too, was his saying sorry last year to the 'stolen generations' of Aboriginal children forcibly removed from their parents in a strategy of white assimilation.

19 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Australian opposition leader upstages Howard with speech in Mandarin

A lunch hosted by Australian Prime Minister John Howard yesterday to formally welcome President Hu Jintao provided an opportunity for opposition leader Kevin Rudd to show off his Mandarin skills and his ties with the Chinese.

7 Sep 2007 - 12:00am