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Kevin Rudd


26th Perfect Minister of Australia from 2007 to 2010. He was also the first choice from the Labor Party from 2006 to 2010. He resigned this year 2010 but was re-elected in 2013. He’s the first providing Australian Primary Minister to publicly support same-sex relationship. He was raised on the dairy plantation and became a member of the Australian Labour Party at only age group 15. Among his 1st actions as Primary Minister was to concern the official apology to Indigenous Australians for government’s pressured parting of indigenous family members from 1909 to 1969. His dad was a farmer who passed away when he was 11. He wedded Therese Rein in 1981 as well as the couple possess three children collectively. He was been successful as Primary Minister by Julia Gilard.

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Full Name Kevin Rudd
Date Of Birth September 21, 1957
Place Of Birth Nambour, Australia
Height 1.79 m
Profession Politician
Education Mandarin Training Center, Nambour State High School, Marist College Ashgrove, Australian National University
Nationality Australian
Spouse Thérèse Rein
Children Jessica Rudd, Nicholas Rudd, Marcus Rudd
Parents Albert Rudd, Margaret Rudd
Siblings Loree Rudd, Greg Rudd, Malcolm Rudd
Star Sign Virgo

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1Rudd and his wife Thérèse Rein have three children: Jessica (born 1984), Nicholas (born 1986), and Marcus (born 1993), and one granddaughter, Josephine (born 2012); Josephine is the daughter of Jessica and her husband Albert Tse, whom she married in 2007.
2He is the first former prime minister to have returned to the office since Robert Menzies in 1949.
3Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (14 September 2010 - 22 February 2012).
4Prime Minister of Australia (3 December 2007 - 24 June 2010) (26 June 2013 - 18 September 2013).



Stop the Burning2015ShortHimself
Panorama2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Former Prime Minister of Australia, Xi's acquaintance since 1986 / President, Asia Society Policy Institute
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Utopia2013/IIDocumentaryHimself - former Prime Minister of Australia
Kitchen Cabinet2013TV SeriesHimself
Q&A2008-2013TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Guest / Prime Minister
The Project2012TV SeriesHimself
The 7PM Project2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Minister for Foreign Affairs / Himself
Sunrise2010TV SeriesHimself
Good News Week2010TV SeriesHimself
Channel Nine Cricket2009TV SeriesHimself
My Place2009TV SeriesHimself
Telethon2009TV SeriesHimself
Rove Live2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Chaser's War on Everything2009TV SeriesHimself
Australia Unites: The Victorian Bushfire Appeal2009TV MovieHimself
Sunday AM2008TV SeriesHimself - Australian Prime Minister
9am with David & Kim2006TV SeriesHimself
Weekend Sunrise2006TV SeriesHimself

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Chasing Asylum2016DocumentaryHimself, Prime Minister of Australia 2007-2010 and 2013
Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
Gruen Planet2013TV SeriesHimself
Rove Live2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
Today Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself - Prime Minister
A Current Affair2008TV SeriesHimself

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1With the Australian Government paying more of the hospital bills, it will have the incentive to make sure people are treated through less expensive and more appropriate primary care services.
2What we have seen in financial markets should bring home to us all that the central organising principle of this 21st century is interdependence. For the century just past, interdependence may have been one option among many. For the century that is to come, there is no longer an alternative.
3Well Australia's been in Afghanistan from the get go, way back in 2001, but we have been resolute throughout and with support from both sides of Australian politics.
4We are so fortunate, as Australians, to have among us the oldest continuing cultures in human history. Cultures that link our nation with deepest antiquity. We have Aboriginal rock art in the Kimberley that is as ancient as the great Palaeolithic cave paintings at Altamira and Lascaux in Europe.
5We apologise for the laws and policies of successive parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians. We apologise especially for the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, their communities and their country.
6To be a member of the Labor Party is to be an optimist - optimistic about the future of Australia, optimistic about the ability of government to make a difference.
7These are important reforms. Infrastructure, education, health, hospitals, closing the gap with indigenous Australians. Also the Apology to the first Australians. As Prime Minister of the country I am proud of each and every one of these achievements.
8There is a reason why the cultures of Indigenous Australia inspire such fascination. And that is that they represent a unique way of thinking about the world. A vision that over tens of thousands of years has risen out of the land, the power, the very being of our continent, Australia.
9There is a deep affection in Australia for the Queen. And I mean the Queen's been the Queen ever since I was born. I mean she is part of the firmament of Australia's sort of national life; there's a deep respect for her role.
10The Australia to 2050 report highlights something that is well understood by South Australians, that infrastructure plays a key role in long-term economic expansion.
11The Australian Government's decision to take on the dominant funding role for the entire public hospital system is designed to: end the blame game; eliminate waste; and to shoulder the funding burden of the rapidly rising health costs of the future.
12The stability of global financial markets is a public good. If governments fail to protect this public good, then those who suffer are the working people of the world whose jobs, whose homes, and whose standard of living depends on it.
13There are many who criticise the United Nations. And those of us who know this institution well know that it is not immune from criticism. But those who argue against the United Nations advance no credible argument as to what should replace it. Whatever its imperfections, the United Nations represents a necessary democracy of states.
14There comes a time in the history of nations when their peoples must become fully reconciled to their past if they are to go forward with confidence to embrace their future.
15If the states and territories do not sign up to fundamental reform, then my message is equally simple: we will take this reform plan to the people at the next election - along with a referendum by or at that same election to give the Australian Government all the power it needs to reform the health system.
16Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great sadness that I announce that I will resign as Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs. I am sad because I love this job. I'm totally dedicated to the work that we are doing in Australia's name around the world, and I believe that we have achieved many good results for Australia, and I'm proud of them.
17My fundamental interests are to preserve the good name and standing of this Australian Labor Party and to act in the national interest on behalf of the Australian Government.
18On Australia Day 2010, as we enter this second decade of the 21st century, Australians can be optimistic about our future, but we cannot afford to mistake optimism for complacency.
19So in terms of the global economic footprint, let's just say China within the next decade and a bit is likely to emerge as the world's largest economy. Obviously its foreign policy and security policy footprint increases and that creates both challenges and opportunities for us all.
20I've been around long enough to not take seriously statements like I am about to be crushed. I'm about how do we seek re-election of the Australian government, how we prevent Tony Abbott from being elected. The bottom line is that it should be all hands to the pump rather than saying other, frankly negative and internally divisive things.
21I'm out there arguing the Labor case. I will do it anywhere and everywhere that I can. I do it within various communities across Australia where I am able to make a positive contribution. And let me tell you, my voice won't be silenced in the public debate because the issue at stake for Australia are so stark.
22I was elected by the people of Australia as Prime Minister of Australia. I was elected to do a job, I intend to continue doing that job. I intend to continue doing it to the absolute best of my ability. Part of that job has been to steer this country through the worst economic crisis the world has seen in 75 years.
23I deeply believe that if the Australian Labor Party, a party of which I have been a proud member for more than 30 years, is to have the best future for our nation, then it must change fundamentally its culture and to end the power of faceless men. Australia must be governed by the people, not by the factions.
24I conclude where I began, I was elected by the people of Australia to do a job. I was not elected by the factional leaders of Australia, of the Australian Labor Party to do a job - though they may be seeking to do a job on me, that's a separate matter. The challenge therefore is to honour the mandate given to me by the Australian people.
25I am determined to honour the confidence which has been extended to us by the people of our great land. And I say to all of those who have voted for us today, I say to each and every one of them that I will be a prime minister for all Australians.
26I am deeply committed to the cause of Indigenous Australians, and not just because of the Apology, but the big challenges which lie ahead in closing the gap.
27By 2050, the Australian population is expected to grow from 22 million to 36 million. That increase alone will put huge pressure on our towns and our cities. We will need more homes, more roads, more rail lines, more hospitals, more schools, just to accommodate so many Australians.
28But Australia faces additional regional and global challenges also crucial to our nation's future - climate change, questions of energy and food security, the rise of China and the rise of India. And we need a strong system of global and regional relationships and institutions to underpin stability.
29Because the time has come, well and truly come, for all peoples of our great country, for all citizens of our great commonwealth, for all Australians - those who are indigenous and those who are not - to come together to reconcile and together build a new future for our nation.
30As you know, the Australian Labor Party is committed to turning the country into a republic. We've not stipulated a timeline for doing that. We are sensitive to the other priorities we've got as a nation and in the world, but in time the country will head in that direction.
31As nations we should also commit afresh to righting past wrongs. In Australia we began this recently with the first Australians - the oldest continuing culture in human history. On behalf of the Australian Parliament, this year I offered an apology to indigenous Australians for the wrongs they had suffered in the past.
32A core challenge for Australia is - how do we best prepare ourselves for the Asia Pacific century - to maximise the opportunities, to minimise the threats and to make our own active contribution to making this Asia-Pacific Century peaceful, prosperous and sustainable for us all.
33We have a prime minister, I'm the foreign minister, I'm trying to get on with the job of doing Australia's foreign policy.
34We are moving toward recognition of the first Australians in the Australian constitution.
35The Government's mission is to build a strong and fair Australia capable of meeting the new challenges of the 21st century.
36It is a high honour to be elected Prime Minister of Australia.
37If Australia wants an effective United Nations, we have to be comprehensively, not marginally, engaged.
38Building a new Health and Hospitals Network is fundamental to building a stronger and fairer Australia.
39Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience.
40A continuing narrative throughout Australia's history that says it is better to build up than to tear down - this is the continuing mission of Labor.
412009 was a tough year, but Australia rose to the challenge of the global financial crisis. It shows what can be done when we all join together and work together, governments of all persuasions state, territory and local; businesses large and small; unions and local communities right across the nation.
42The Apology opened the opportunity for a new relationship based on mutual respect and mutual responsibility between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia. Because without mutual respect and mutual responsibility, the truth is we can achieve very little.
43Something my mum taught me years and years and years ago, is life's just too short to carry around a great bucket-load of anger and resentment and bitterness and hatreds and all that sort of stuff.
44Australians are a passionate lot. We are also a very practical lot.

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