Browsing All posts tagged under »Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd«

Australian Election Campaign – If Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Can’t Even Govern His Own Party Properly …

September 5, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Another mad Kevin Rudd idea – hailed at the time – looks like crud by daylight and will almost certainly have to be junked: Under the new Labor Party leadership rules rushed in by Kevin Rudd when he came back as prime minister, it could take the ALP weeks to elect […]

Australian Election Campaign – Labor Government To Die Defending A Useless Tax It Wants Gone

September 4, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Kevin Rudd, July 16: Today we’ve taken the decision to terminate the carbon tax. Rudd, August 25: I don’t think our actions on the carbon tax were right, that’s why I changed it to move towards a floating price,” the Prime Minister told ABC TV. “To begin with, we didn’t have […]

Australian Election Campaign – Seeming Is Not Doing, And Is No Way To Run A Government

September 3, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Former Treasurer In the Howard Government Peter Costello: Rudd has never understood what it means to govern. He has never understood that to accomplish something, a minister or a prime minister must design it, think of the risks and take measures to prevent them, assemble resources, map out a plan for […]

Australian Election Campaign – Newspoll: Labor Government Sinks In A Ruddbath

September 2, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is sinking like a stone: TONY Abbott has overtaken Kevin Rudd as the nation’s preferred prime minister for the first time in their four-year rivalry as support for Labor fell to its lowest since Julia Gillard was removed… Labor’s primary vote support has slumped to 33 […]

Australian Election Campaign – Labor Government’s Five Deadly Sins

September 1, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ This Australian election isn’t really about the economy. That’s not why furious voters will on Saturday bury this miserable Labor Government. It is more about sin. Yes, sin is an unfashionable word, but no other explains why Labor is so widely despised and distrusted. Arguments about deficits don’t explain this anger. […]

Australian Election Campaign – Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Great Fraud

August 31, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Laurie Oakes on the humiliation of a desperate and erratic Kevin Rudd – now called out by the heads of Treasury and Finance for pretending they’d found a $10 billion hole in the Coalition costings: Kevin Rudd and his two most senior economics ministers crossed the line by trying to use […]

Australian Election Campaign – Newspoll: Labor Government Wipeout In New South Wales

August 30, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ My personal tip is that the LNP Coalition will win 95 of the 150 seats. Newspoll suggests a Labor wipeout in Sydney: On a two-party-preferred basis, using preference flows at the 2010 election, there has been a nine-percentage-point swing away from Labor to 43 per cent across the electorates of Greenway, […]

Australian Election Campaign – Labor MPs Blame Rudd And Dream Of Gillard

August 29, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ I cannot believe Julia Gillard would have done better than Kevin Rudd. And that means bring Rudd back was not a mistake – and these recriminations are just get-squares from a party riven by hatred: MINISTERS and Labor factional powerbrokers are openly questioning whether Julia Gillard would have done a better […]

Australian Election Campaign – Australian Labor Government Gives Our Army Not Bullets But Hot Air

August 28, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Governments are best judged not by how they seem but by what they actually do: Last nights current affairs TV program, 7.30, shows the difference: CHRIS UHLMANN…: …Kevin Rudd…in 2007…promised to keep Defence spending at two per cent of gross domestic product and increase it at three per cent above inflation […]

Australian Election Campaign – Another Election, Another Fast Rail Promise

August 27, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ The Australian Labor Government likes promising fast rail projects it never delivers. 2007: FEDERAL Labor leader Kevin Rudd has unveiled his vision for Sydney, promising a massive cash injection for the Penrith fast rail link and the M7 to F3 motorway and a new national infrastructure fund for the city. 2010: […]

Australian Election Campaign – Rudd’s Spin Just Cooks That Goose Worse

August 26, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ The large image below was the image released for the media, ostensibly showing the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd during his briefing on the worsening situation in Syria. The ACTUAL meeting took place in a secure room in Parliament House, and included the Prime Minister, members of his Cabinet, people from the […]

Australian Election Campaign – Rudd’s Goose Is Cooked

August 25, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ This will finish him off completely.  Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd cooks up a story about being too busy dealing with Syria to go campaigning: He started the day with the sombre announcement that the campaign had been suspended so he could focus on urgent talks about the Syria crisis. What […]

Australian Election Campaign – Abbott Will Be Prime Minister – Second Poll Agrees Rudd Could Lose His Own Seat

August 24, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ The only question now is how bad Labor’s loss will be, with Kevin Rudd such damaged goods that even he could now lose his seat: With only a fortnight to go in the five-week election campaign, the latest Fairfax-Nielsen poll shows Mr Abbott’s Liberal-Nationals Coalition extending its lead over Labor, to […]

Poll: Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Could Lose His Seat

August 23, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ I find this hard to believe, and Liberal strategists aren’t expecting to knock off Rudd – and yet…: Kevin Rudd is trailing Liberal rival Bill Glasson in his apparently safe Brisbane seat of Griffith, in alarming news for Labor from the latest Guardian Lonergan poll. Glasson, who is running an intensive […]

Australian Election Campaign – Labor Now Fighting To Save Queensland Seats

August 20, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Australia’s Federal Labor Government could even lose seats in Queensland, the one State it expected – and needed – to win them: Insiders from both sides of the political divide yesterday conceded their campaign strategies were being revamped in the face of published and private polling showing Labor is in danger […]

Australian Election Campaign – Labor Plummets To 46-54 And It Could Get Much Worse

August 19, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ So far Labor’s overall poll support has been relatively good under Kevin Rudd. The real problem has been in the marginal seats, where the Coalition has been much stronger. But now Labor’s national vote is falling too, as the Rudd’s sugar hit fades fast: VOTER support for Kevin Rudd has sunk […]

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Re-Election Campaign Slowly Implodes

August 16, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ It wouldn’t be this tense if Kevin Rudd had truly changed, and if he realised he really was there simply to minimise the losses: Strategist Bruce Hawker is said to be the only member of Rudd’s inner circle to be on the receiving end of any prime ministerial warmth as more […]

Beattie Said Rudd Was Terrible. So Why Help Him Stay Prime Minister Of Australia?

August 9, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Former Queensland State Premier, the Labor Party’s Peter Beattie once said Kevin Rudd was bad for Labor and bad for the country: The Weekend Australian, June 26, 2010: PETER Beattie: But like the overwhelming majority of caucus, I knew there was a fatal political flaw. It was poor political judgment on […]

Gloom Grows In The Australian Labor Government After A Messy Start To The Election Campaign

August 7, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Dennis Shanahan reports concern within Labor about Kevin Rudd’s messy start to the election: ONLY two days into the election campaign, concerns are beginning to be voiced from inside the ALP about Kevin Rudd’s presidential campaign style, Labor’s political momentum and the strength of the Prime Minister’s popularity. Senior ALP figures […]

Why Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rush-Rush Rudd Had To Rush To The Polls

August 5, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Australia is finally to have a Federal election, where the people can finally make their decision about who is to lead Australia. The election has been called for Saturday the 7th September. In the lead up to that election, I will be adding Posts from Australia about how the campaign is […]

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Promised to Consult More, and Then Rushed Off

August 2, 2013 by


 By Andrew Bolt ~  Kevin Rudd promised to consult more with business this time: In his first speech after the leadership spill, Mr Rudd made  a direct plea to business: “Let me say this to Australian       business: I want to work closely with you… Business is a group that this government will work with very […]

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd – Promises, Promises – The Andrew Bolt Interview – Video

July 29, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Yesterday morning, (Sunday) the Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was interviewed by Kevin Rudd. This was the first occasion any Labor Government Prime Minister or Cabinet Minister had appeared on The Bolt Report in almost all the time that the program has been on air, since 2011. There were moments when […]

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Sugar Hit From The Opinion Polls Is Over

July 23, 2013 by


BUT CAN HIS OWN LABOR PARTY FORCE HIM TO AN ELECTION BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE? By Andrew Bolt ~ I’m surprised Kevin Rudd’s make-believe “fix” to the illegal immigration boats didn’t make the sugar hit last longer – and now the fun begins: According to the latest Newspoll survey, taken exclusively for The Australian last […]

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s New Refugee Boat Deal. The Questions

July 20, 2013 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s idea – to send all asylum seeking boat people to PNG (Papua New Guinea) and resettle real refugees there instead – sounds good. The following ideas also sounded good: – spend Australia out of possible recession. – give us good broadband. – build new schools halls. […]