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  • AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd charged with plotting murder of two people

    11/06/2014 6:54:40 AM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies ^ | 11-6-2014 |
    Phil Rudd, the drummer for legendary Australian rock band AC/DC, has been charged in New Zealand with attempting to arrange the murders of two people. The New Zealand Herald reported that the 60-year-old appeared in court Thursday morning in Tauranga, on the country's North Island. The paper reported that he was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis, and making threats to kill. Rudd entered no plea in connection with the charges and was released on bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 27. Rudd was arrested Thursday morning after police raided his waterfront home. Tauranga...
  • Australia liberated from their long national green nightmare

    09/08/2013 12:04:21 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Watts Going On ^ | 9/8/13 | Anthony Watts
    Today is a great day not only in Australian history, but also in world history. It marks the day when people of character and sensibility pushed back against an overwrought and pointless green agenda, and pushed back in a big way. They’ve had enough, and they’ve scraped the Krudd off their shoes and are moving forward. Tony Abbot has won the Australian election in a landslide, and vows to abolish the carbon tax as a first order of business. Abbott has declared Australia is “once more open for business” in claiming victory in Saturday’s election. It is a huge blow...
  • Howard: Tony Abbott will do a fantastic job' [conservative election victory in Australia]

    09/07/2013 3:25:16 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    7 News ^ | 9/7/2013 | 7 News report
  • LIVE THREAD: Australian Federal Election Count as it happens

    09/07/2013 12:49:49 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 124 replies
    7th September 2013
    We have had Live Threads here at Freerepublic for the count for the last three Australian Federal elections - in 2004 which ended in conservative victory, then again in 2007 which ended in defeat for the conservatives and a Labor government, and then again in 2010 which gave us a hung Parliament, where Labor continued governing with the support of the Greens and independents. This is the live thread for 2013 - polls close and the count begins in about 10 minutes. Polls and exit polls indicate a victory for the conservative coalition under Tony Abbott is highly likely. A...
  • Australia's Abbott on track for election victory: poll

    08/13/2013 9:41:12 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | – Mon, Aug 12, 2013 | AFP News
    Australia's conservatives led by Tony Abbott are maintaining an election-winning lead over Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, a poll showed Monday, after a first leaders' debate was widely called a draw. As the race to September 7 elections entered its second week, a Newspoll published in The Australian had Abbott's coalition leading Labor 52 percent to 48 percent on a two-party basis, the same as a week ago.
  • Kevin Rudd slipping in polls and accused of cheating as campaign week two begins (Australia)

    08/11/2013 3:42:46 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies ^ | 12th August 2013
    THE second week of the federal campaign is under way, with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd facing accusations that he cheated in last night's debate by referring to notes. Opposition Leader Tony Abbott goes into the second week of the campaign in a promising position, with most commentators declaring him the stronger performer in the debate and the latest Newspoll, published in The Australian today, showing he has narrowed Mr Rudd's lead as preferred Prime Minister from 14 points to nine points.
  • Kevin Rudd sworn in as Prime Minister (of Australia)

    06/26/2013 5:17:37 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 15 replies
    The Australian ^ | 27th June 2013 | Ben Packham
    KEVIN Rudd has been sworn in as the nation's 28th Prime Minister, alongside Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and new Treasurer Chris Bowen. Governor-General Quentin Bryce confirmed the Labor caucus' decision last night to reinstall Mr Rudd in the post it removed him from just over three years ago. Mr Rudd’s wife Therese Rein, daughter Jessica and granddaughter Josephine were at Government House for the ceremony. Mr Albanese’s wife, former NSW deputy premier Carmel Tebutt, accompanied her husband. Mr Rudd will make a statement to parliament at noon, asserting his authority as Prime Minister and challenging Tony Abbott to bring...
  • Rudd Wins, Gillard to Quit (Australian Prime Minister falls)

    06/26/2013 2:18:33 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies ^ | 26th June 2013
    Kevin Rudd has been elected unopposed, according to reports.
  • Gillard calls leadership ballot (7pm tonight)

    06/25/2013 11:36:36 PM PDT · by Dundee · 4 replies
    The Australian ^ | June 26, 2013 | DENNIS SHANAHAN AND BEN PACKHAM
    JULIA Gillard has called for a Labor leadership ballot to be held at 7pm tonight. ''Anyone who believes they should be Labor leader should put themselves forward for this ballot,'' the Prime Minister said. She said anyone who entered the ballot should commit, in the interests of the party, to resigning from parliament if they lost. The move forces the Rudd camp to bring forward their preferred timetable for a challenge. They had hoped to engineer a special caucus meeting tomorrow and a challenge on Friday. “I am asking my political party to endorse me as a leader and Prime...
  • Kevin Rudd to challenge PM Julia Gillard for Labor Leadership tomorrow morning

    06/25/2013 8:23:09 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 14 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 26th June 2013 | Simon Benson
    KEVIN Rudd will challenge Julia Gillard for the Labor leadership tomorrow morning. A petition for a ballot circulated among Labor MPs is believed to now have the required numbers for a spill of the PM.
  • RUDD QUITS: I can't serve without Gillard's support' (Australia's Foreign Minister resigns)

    02/21/2012 11:01:48 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies ^ | 22nd February 2012 | Malcolm Farr
    KEVIN Rudd has resigned as foreign minister. Mr Rudd called an extraordinary media conference in Washington DC just after 1am local time, just hours after Cabinet minister Greg Combet declared "enough is enough" today as he and other top supporters of Julia Gillard called for an end to the ongoing leadership speculation. The frustration within the ministry has made it more likely the Prime Minister will act when Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, who is currently in Washington, returns to Australia on Sunday morning.
  • An ex-Weather Underground radical on the Tucson shootings and political violence (Ayers pal)

    01/15/2011 8:21:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/16/11 | Mark Rudd
    An ex-Weather Underground radical on the Tucson shootings and political violenceBy Mark Rudd Sunday, January 16, 2011 In 1970, when I was 22 years old - the same age as Jared Loughner - I was a founder of the Weather Underground, an offshoot of the antiwar group Students for a Democratic Society. That spring, a small contingent of the Weathermen, as we were known, planned to plant three pipe bombs at a noncommissioned officers' dance at Fort Dix, N.J. Our intention was to remind our fellow Americans that our country was dropping napalm and other explosives on Vietnam, killing hundreds...
  • Gillard takes power in bloodless coup (Australia to have a new Prime Minister - official)

    06/23/2010 4:44:59 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 24th June 2010 | Emma Rodgers
    Kevin Rudd has decided not to stand in this morning's ALP leadership ballot, relinquishing the Prime Ministership and handing power to his deputy Julia Gillard in a bloodless Parliament House coup. Mr Rudd had called for a leadership ballot to be held at 9:00am AEST today but has decided not to contest the ballot after it became clear he would be soundly defeated. Ms Gillard now has the task of leading a party traumatised and divided by the recent dramatic events to the federal election which could be held in a matter of weeks. Treasurer Wayne Swan now steps up...
  • PM Kevin Rudd calls on a showdown with Julia Gillard after leadership crisis talks (ballot tomorrow)

    06/23/2010 6:19:53 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | 23rd June 2010 | Christian Kerr
    KEVIN Rudd has called a leadership showdown with Julia Gillard tomorrow morning after conceding he had lost the support of key Labor figures. After a night of talks with the Deputy Prime Minister, a defiant Prime Minister fronted a press conference at Parliament House about 10.30pm. He said he was “quite capable of winning this ballot tomorrow” at 9am. The leadership ballot comes after a series of Newspolls showing Mr Rudd in trouble in key marginals and opposition leader Tony Abbott narrowing the gap as preferred prime minister. Mr Rudd conceded that a number of factional leaders no longer supported...
  • Game over for Kevin Rudd

    06/23/2010 7:56:29 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    The Australian (Meganomics Blog) ^ | 24th June 2010 | George Megalogenis
    Kevin Rudd is finished as prime minister. Julia Gillard will surely take his place after tonight’s drama, breaking two records in the one coup. She will be the nation’s first female prime minister. And Rudd will be the first Labor prime minister to be dumped by his party before he could complete a term in office. Labor party polling showed that voters had lost faith in Rudd. His backflip on emission trading in mid April left the public wondering what he stood for. In Rudd’s home state of Queensland, party polling showed the government risked losing a brace of seats....
  • Gillard Poised to Defeat Rudd (First Female Leader of Australia)

    06/23/2010 11:55:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/24/2010 | Chris Uhlmann
    Kevin Rudd is spending one last long night as Prime Minister.Shortly after 10:15pm yesteday he announced that he had acceded to a request from his deputy Julia Gillard to spill the leadership at a ballot to be held at 9:00am AEST today. "It's important I believe, in the interests of the Party and the Government, for these matters to be resolved as a matter of urgency," he said. His supporters say the party vote is evenly poised. The Gillard camp says she had the numbers before making a single call. He is unlikely to survive the ballot, which should install...
  • Fears grow of Labor election loss (Australia)

    05/27/2010 11:36:46 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies · 555+ views
    The Australian ^ | 28th May 2010 | Dennis Shanahan
    THERE are senior and experienced federal Labor MPs who say quietly and privately that they can see the possibility "that we could lose the election". This is incredible not only because the people are not newcomers unused to dealing with falls in polling and tough periods of politics, but also because no Labor MP at all would have even thought it possible six months ago. The incredible nature of this situation is heightened for Labor because where there was once certainty about how to defeat the Coalition there is now tension within the ranks about what should be done. ........
  • Obama Says He Shares "World View" of Australian PM - "Smart, But Humble" and "Pragmatic" - Video

    04/15/2010 3:09:26 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 197+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 15, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of President Obama doing an interview with an Australian reporter where he said he shares the same "world view" as Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd - Obama said "I find him smart, but humble" - and "pragmatic." Are you kidding? Obama does not even register on the "humble" scale, and he is a far-left ideologue who is absolutely committed to his radical agenda and philosophy. Where have we EVER seen the "humble" Obama? Just for memory's sake, watch the McCain 2008 Campaign Ad below that focused on "The One's" patent lack of humility . . .
  • Obama opens up on Rudd relationship

    04/15/2010 9:36:25 AM PDT · by Neverforget01 · 42 replies · 935+ views
    ABC News ^ | Apr 15, 2010 | ABC News
    United States president Barack Obama says he and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd share several personality traits - one of which is humility. The US president made the comments to the 7.30 Report's Kerry O'Brien during an interview which will be aired on ABC1 tonight.
  • Australian PM reacts to Robin Williams 'redneck' jibe

    03/31/2010 3:56:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 55 replies · 1,522+ views
    BBC ^ | 3/31/10
    Few are laughing in Australia following Robin Williams' joke that its people are "basically English rednecks". His remarks, made on The Late Show with David Letterman, prompted Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to respond on a Sydney radio show. "I think Robin Williams should go and spend a little time in Alabama before he frames comments about people being particularly redneck," said Mr Rudd.