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Top 66 Quotes About Kevin Rudd

#1. Of course I base all my election promises and policies on opinion polls - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#2. If you accept it to be natural and normal to be gay then it follows it is not right for two folk who love each other to be denied marriage, - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#3. Australians are a passionate lot. We are also a very practical lot. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#4. The 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#5. To 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#6. Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#7. A 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#8. People are happiest when they are giving, they are saddest when they are just taking. And that is the core message of community. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#9. By way of personal instinct, I have an inherent distaste for grandiose rhetorical statements, which don't have any substantive dimension to them - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#10. So 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#11. My task, as a member of this parliament and a 30-year member of the Australian Labor Party, as its former leader, as its former foreign minister and its former prime minister, is to now throw my every effort in securing Julia Gillard's re-election as Labor prime minister at the next election. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#12. We 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#13. It is unlikely that you'll have anything emerge from MEF (Major Economies Forum) by way of detailed programmatic specificity. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#14. Because 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#15. Something 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#16. The Government's mission is to build a strong and fair Australia capable of meeting the new challenges of the 21st century. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#17. The Australia to 2050 report highlights something that is well understood by South Australians, that infrastructure plays a key role in long-term economic expansion. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#18. A Labor prime minister, Julia Gillard, who does believe in climate change, nevertheless advised her predecessor, Kevin Rudd, to abandon his emissions trading scheme. - Author: Richard Flanagan
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#19. I'm not gay, im just liberal-curious - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#20. There 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#21. Having a go at kids with a terminal illness is really beyond the pale, absolutely beyond the pale. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#22. What 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#23. I 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#24. Senator Obama's message of hope is not just for America's future, it is also a message of hope for the world as well. A world which is now in many respects fearful for its future. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#25. It is a high honour to be elected Prime Minister of Australia. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#26. But 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#27. We have seen this complete right wing takeover of modern liberalism, and it is an ugly spectacle to behold. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#28. My 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#29. John Howard's credibility on the entire Iraq war has been torpedoed by John Howard's own intelligence agency. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#30. Would you like to work at home and earn $150 per hour with data entry? - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#31. The 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#32. Education is both a tool of social justice as well as a fundamental driver of economic development. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#33. Compassion is not a dirty word.. it's time we rehabilitated compassion into the national political vocabulary of this great nation of ours. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#34. Government will not nominate the former Labor prime minister [Kevin Rudd] to be the UN's next secretary-general. - Author: Malcolm Turnbull
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#35. We are moving toward recognition of the first Australians in the Australian constitution. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#36. Way back in October 2007, I had urged thousands of Australians to vote for Kevin Rudd and Peter Garrett's Labor Party. Why? Because they promised to get tough on illegal Japanese whaling. - Author: Paul Watson
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#37. There's nothing like having a bit of somebody else in you. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#38. A 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#39. Gillard is as likeable as Rudd is charmless. She is self-deprecating; he is ludicrously vainglorious. She is a mistress of understatement; he is a ranter. - Author: Germaine Greer
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#40. Attaining a PhD is just an excuse that all young women are using nowadays to avoid starting families. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#41. On 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#42. As you know, the Australian Labour 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#43. I am not being negative, I am simply being factual when I say Kevin Rudd is the best friend the people smugglers have ever had - Author: Tony Abbott
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#44. Building a new Health and Hospitals Network is fundamental to building a stronger and fairer Australia. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#45. We have a prime minister, I'm the foreign minister, I'm trying to get on with the job of doing Australia's foreign policy. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#46. These 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#47. No diplomatic intervention will ever be made by any government that I lead in support of any individual terrorist's life. We have only indicated in the past, and will maintain a policy in the future, of intervening diplomatically in support of Australian nationals who face capital sentences abroad. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#48. It is tragic that we have lost one of our nation's finest actors in the prime of his life. Heath Ledger's diverse and challenging roles will be remembered as some of the great performances by an Australian actor. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#49. I 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#50. You know, in the WikiLeaks cables, the Chinese discovered that Kevin Rudd was urging the Americans to keep the military option open against them. This is hardly a friendly gesture. - Author: Paul Keating
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#51. Compassion is not a dirty word. Compassion is not a sign of weakness. In my view, compassion in politics and in public policy is in fact a hallmark of great strength. It is a hallmark of a society which has about it a decency which speaks for itself. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#52. I was elected by the Australian people to bring back a fair go for all Australians. I have given my absolute best to do that. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#53. The 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#54. There 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#55. I do not know whether I will be in this place for a short or a long time. That is for others to decide. But what I do know is that I have no intention of being here for the sake of just being here. Together with my colleagues it is my intention to make a difference . - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#56. With 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#57. Well 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#58. My name is Kevin, I'm from Queensland, and I'm here to help. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#59. A future where all Australians, whatever their origins, are truly equal partners, with equal opportunities and with an equal stake in shaping the next chapter in the history of this great country, Australia. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#60. By 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#61. There 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. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#62. If Australia wants an effective United Nations, we have to be comprehensively, not marginally, engaged. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#63. Mr Howard's problem is for so long he's been a climate change sceptic, how can he, therefore, put himself to the country as part of a climate change solution for the future. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#64. For Australians, climate change is no longer a distant threat. Our rivers are dying, bush fires are more ferocious and more frequent and our natural wonders - the Great Barrier Reef, Kakadu, our rainforests - are now at risk. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#65. John Howard has gone a bridge too far by not going far enough - Author: Kevin Rudd
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#66. In your telephone call, you [Malcolm Turnbull]said that neither you nor the Cabinet would be supporting my nomination. When I asked the reasons for this, you said that neither you nor the Cabinet has the view that I had the qualifications for the position [of UN's secretary-general]. - Author: Kevin Rudd
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