Tag: Kevin Rudd

Australian Govt. Media Diversity Report Set to Be Released

A Senate committee is set to unveil its long-awaited findings into the state of Australia’s media landscape. The media diversity inquiry will hand down its final report on Thursday, more than a year after it was first established. The report has been delayed multiple times, due to hearings being postponed. Australian media companies, as well…


Beijing’s Bullying Against Australia Has ‘Failed’: Former Australian PM

Beijing’s trade war against Australia has been a “failure” that could serve as a lesson to the Chinese leadership, according to former Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who noted that the key to dealing with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was to stand firm on your values. Turnbull, along with the Labor Party’s former Prime…


Pfizer and Government Ministers Rebuff Former PM’s Claims He Intervened in Vaccine Rollout

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and senior government ministers have rebuffed claims that former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd played a role in expediting shipments of Pfizer vaccine to Australia. This comes after the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) alleged on July 13 that Rudd had met with Pfizer Chairman Albert Bourla on June 30, and it was…


Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd Speaks at China Trade Forum

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has addressed a trade forum organised by a Chinese propaganda body and state-run media outlet, aimed at encouraging “regional exchange and cooperation” surrounding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). The appearance comes despite current Australian ministers being frozen out of diplomatic contact with their Chinese counterparts since 2020 amid…


Turnbull Claims News Corp Is Australia’s Most Powerful Political Actor

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has claimed News Corp’s role in Australian politics is too powerful, and the media giant must be held to account while speaking at the federal Senate inquiry into media diversity in Australia on April 12. Turnbull, who was recently dropped as the head of the New South Wales (NSW)…


Former Australian PM Lambasts Media Law for ‘Entrenching’ Murdoch Empire

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd claims impending media bargaining laws will entrench the power of Rupert Murdoch’s news empire. Rudd said Australian media was undergoing a “Fox News-isation” and was breeding climate change denialism and encouraging far-right political extremism. “The Murdoch media empire has campaigned viciously against one side of politics,” he said. Rudd is fronting…