Sally Rugg: Peter Dutton slams Independent Monique Ryan as a ‘prickly character’

Liberal leader Peter Dutton has emerged as an unlikely ally of activist Sally Rugg in her workplace fight with Teal independent Monique Ryan suggesting the Victorian MP is a “prickly character.” Dr Ryan and her chief of staff will face off in the Federal Court on Friday during an urgent hearing before Justice Debra Mortimer. … Read more

Kevin Rudd caught swearing and joking about being ‘slowly demoted’ at luxurious World Economic Forum summit in Davos ahead of Washington post

Incoming US Ambassador Kevin Rudd has been caught giving an expletive-laden rant while attending the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Mr Rudd continues to come under more scrutiny after the government announced his appointment in December. His new role comes with strict expectations of compliance to the public service code, but the former PM was … Read more

Push for Tony Abbott to fill Jim Molan’s senate seat

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has been flagged as a potential replacement for the federal senate seat left open by the death of revered former major general, Jim Molan. The NSW Liberal federal senator died on Monday following a two-year battle with an “aggressive” form of prostate cancer. His family confirmed the 72-year-old “died peacefully” … Read more

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd weighs in on China GDP and economic growth

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has suggested Beijing may have exaggerated China’s economic growth figures for 2022. Mr Rudd has questioned the accuracy of the economic figures released this week by Beijing’s National Bureau of Statistics. China reported that its annual gross domestic product growth fell from 8 per cent in 2021 to 3 per … Read more

Former PM Kevin Rudd tells United States to stop throwing allies ‘under a bus’ to limit Chinese influence in the region

Australia’s incoming ambassador to Washington, Kevin Rudd, has been accused of engaging in “opinionated lecturing” after he declared the United States needs to stop throwing its allies “under a bus” on the economy. Key points: Kevin Rudd called on the United States to open its markets to allies, despite “over-riding protection sentiment” in Congress Shadow Foreign … Read more

‘No conflicting interests’ – ABC News

From trade partner to security threat — a look back at 50 years of relations with China. 阅读中文版本 Note: This story is not displaying as intended. Click here to read the story in its optimised format. In a recent meeting, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese noted the importance of today’s 50th … Read more

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese clashes with reporters over Kevin Rudd’s appointment as US Ambassador amid character attacks by former colleagues

Anthony Albanese has been grilled on his controversial appointment of Kevin Rudd to the plum posting of US Ambassador with one reporter citing brutal character attacks on the former PM by his then-Labor colleagues. Mr Rudd was unveiled on Tuesday as the government’s pick to replace Arthur Sinodinos in Washington early next year. But the … Read more

Kevin Rudd to head to US as Australia's next ambassador | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Kevin Rudd to head to US as Australia’s next ambassador | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) ‘Nonsense’ media obsession is actually true Kevin Rudd is the right choice for US ambassador  Sydney Morning Herald Former prime minister Kevin Rudd posted to Washington as Australia’s new US ambassador  ABC News View Full coverage on Google News

Penny Wong’s Washington DC speech to focus on US engagement with Asia and avoiding conflict with China

Foreign Minister Penny Wong will use a major speech in Washington DC to urge President Joe Biden’s administration to ramp-up economic engagement with Asia, while warning that “nationalistic domestic posturing” in both China and the US could fuel a catastrophic conflict. Key points: Senator Wong will say President Biden’s “course confirms the US desire for stability … Read more

Victorian man’s custom number plates banned over political slogan

A Victorian man has slammed the state’s road authorities after having his custom registration plates barred. The man, who only gave the name Peter, said his ‘DANOUT’ plates were labelled “offensive” to premier Daniel Andrews, who is currently campaigning for votes with the state election looming. Speaking with 3AW on Monday, Peter said the decision … Read more