Labor’s message then is this: we believe in a strong economy; we believe also in a fair go for all, not just for some.
Rudd's first speech as Labor leader
We have seen this complete right wing takeover of modern liberalism, and it is an ugly spectacle to behold.Kevin Rudd
I say to those opposite: we intend to prevail in this battle of ideas, on the ground, right through to the next election. We intend to prevail.Kevin Rudd
The major challenges of climate change, the major challenge of the economy and manufacturing, the major challenges in education, and how do we turbo-charge our national education system to create the knowledge base for the future of the Australian economy. These are the sorts of areas that you're going to see detailed policy plans from us in the weeks and months ahead...Kevin Rudd
Labor has a universal position of opposition to the death penalty both at home and abroad... It is not possible in our view to be selective in the application of this policy.Kevin Rudd
... 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.Kevin Rudd
John Howard's credibility on the entire Iraq war has been torpedoed by John Howard's own intelligence agency.Kevin Rudd
Everyone's entitled to their point of view but that's seriously a weird one.Kevin Rudd
[But] we should not be kowtowing to anybody when it comes to freedom in this country.Kevin Rudd
If he has any self-respect he would resign over this matter, the negligence is so gross.Kevin Rudd
This goes to demonstrate the fact that John Howard established this inquiry in order to bring about his own absolution, not to bring about any form of accountability.Kevin Rudd
It is unlikely that you'll have anything emerge from MEF (Major Economies Forum) by way of detailed programmatic specificity.Kevin Rudd
My name is Kevin, I'm from Queensland, and I'm here to help.Kevin Rudd
There's nothing like having a bit of somebody else in you.Kevin Rudd
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