Jul 8, 2013

How Rein built her $254m business and why, this time, she’ll keep it

This time, Therese Rein isn't giving up her Australian business interests even if Kevin Rudd remains in the Lodge. Crikey looks at how she built her employment empire -- and why she'll keep it.

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

Therese Rein

Kevin Rudd is back in the Lodge. And his wife is getting on with business.

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8 thoughts on “How Rein built her $254m business and why, this time, she’ll keep it

  1. JStephens

    I’m actually shocked to find out that she’s a psychologist!

  2. morphy richards toaster

    A good story of aspiration and success, with the exception of the job network business – the businesses involved in those silly, expensive pieces of red tape that most genuine job seekers have no use for (no professional will find suitable work – it should only be for long term unemployed) are nothing but carpet baggers.

  3. the duke

    i’m sure the last thing the ALP need exposed is the wealth of the Rudd family.. not that I have a problem with it however I seem to recall the ALP exposing Turnbull’s wealth to great advantage in his short time as Opposition Leader…!

  4. beachcomber

    If the media learned anything over the last three years, it should have learned that women should not be treated as handbags. A successful business woman should not be required to stay at home knitting, or wheeled out to flash her thighs at visiting Presidents, just because her husband gets a promotion

  5. rhonaj

    Beachcomber I agree. Therese keep your business intact.

  6. Ronson Dalby

    Beachcomber & rhonaj,

    It has nothing do with Ms Rudd (or any politician’s spouse – male or female) being required ‘to stay at home knitting’ but everything to with being involved with any business or occupation which receives benefits from the government and maybe seen to be a conflict of interest or even corruption.

    Ms Rudd was right to do what she did in 2007 if she supported her husband’s career.

  7. John64

    JStephens: “I’m actually shocked to find out that she’s a psychologist!”

    She’d have to be to marry Rudd!

  8. Hill Rosemary

    Outsourcing employment services to private companies is a serious conflict of interest – making millions out of the unemployed is a disgrace, especially as the JSPs don’t help anyone to find a job. How did Therese Rein get her contracts in the first place? Inside information and influential contacts.

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