Happy birthday to us, but no time for a cake. We go to Indonesia to delve into people smuggling. FOIing the government’s secretive data retention plans. Inside the battle for the Vatican (like The West Wing with better outfits). And we referee the latest Australian v ABC stoush.
Kevin 24/7 is back. Here’s 24 hours in the life of Rudd …
February 13, 6.37am: Interview with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan on 891 ABC Adelaide (topics: apology, Aboriginal reconciliation, national broadband network, mining tax)
February 13, 6.53am: Interview with Keith Conlon and Jane Reilly on 5AA Adelaide (topics: apology, mining tax, leadership aspirations, federal election)
February 13:Address to Reconciliation SA breakfast at Adelaide Convention Centre.
February 13:Doorstop press conference after the breakfast (topics: fifth anniversary of the apology, closing the gap initiatives)
February 13, 8.55am: Interview with Hayley Pearson and Angus O’Loughlin on SA FM in Adelaide (topics: apology, relationship with Julia Gillard, federal election). Here’s a summary of the interview from Sentia Media:
“Rudd says he appreciates people’s friendliness around the country but he’s part of a wider Parliamentary Labor team and their challenge is to get the message out in what’s going to be a pretty difficult and bloody election campaign this year. Pearson says KRudd made their Dirt segment yesterday with his singing of Call Me Maybe. Rudd says Therese has reprimanded him for that. Burgo invites Rudd to audition to be a part of Big Brother, The Musical at the Garden of Unearthly Delights by singing Cher’s If I Could Turn Back Time.”
February 13, afternoon: Appearance at Michelle Grattan’s press gallery farewell in Parliament House.
February 13, 7.10pm:Interview with panel on Channel Ten’s The Project (topics: apology, closing the gap, leadership challenges).
“Hughsey, I’ve got some advice for you: stay in the shower. Turn that hot tap off. Cold, cold, cold.” (Kevin Rudd on the heat over leadership tensions)
Total press mentions of “Kevin Rudd” yesterday: 111.
Time for a lie down, K-Rudd.
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