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Kevin Rudd on Murdoch, the media and the US election


Peter Fray Editor-in-chief

Peter Fray

Editor-in-chief @PeterFray
Peter is Crikey's editor-in-chief and managing editor of Private Media. He is formerly the editor-in-chief of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald, the editor of the SMH, The Sunday Age and The Canberra Times and the deputy editor of The Australian and The Sun-Herald.
Bernard Keane Politics Editor

Bernard Keane

Politics Editor @BernardKeane
Bernard is Crikey's political editor. Before that he was Crikey's Canberra press gallery correspondent, covering politics, national security and economics. Bernard was a policy adviser and speechwriter in transport and communications. He is also the author of several books dealing with politics and related issues, including War on the Internet.
Kevin Rudd Former Prime Minister of Australia

Kevin Rudd

Former Prime Minister of Australia @mrkrudd
Kevin Rudd served as Australia's 26th Prime Minister (2007-10, 2013) and as Foreign Minister (2010-12). Since 2014, he has been President of the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York. In office, Mr Rudd led Australia's response to the Global Financial Crisis, reviewed as the most effective policy in the developed world. He is the author of two memoirs, “Not for the Faint-Hearted” and “The PM Years”.

Upcoming events

Lies and Falsehoods - the politics of deception

Webinar 16 November 21 • 6:00pm AEDT

“All politicians lie. They twist the truth, exaggerate and spin.” Join us on the eve of the launch of the first book in The Crikey Read series: Lies and Falsehoods. We unpack Scott Morrison’s documented lies and discuss why deceivers dominate in the new era of politics.

Unlocked for all subscribers, Crikey’s Janine Perrett will be putting your questions to the book’s author, Crikey‘s Bernard Keane, and the Executive Director of The Ethics Centre Dr Simon Longstaff.

Unlocked and Free – this month only

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How we got to here

Webinar 1 December 21 • 6:00pm AEDT

Crikey readers are no stranger to the political prose of Guy Rundle, who has been engaging and challenging our readers since 2007.

Join Crikey’s Charlie Lewis as he chats with Guy Rundle on his new book, which focuses on the past decade in Australia.

The ten years from 2010 to 2020, Guy believes he has witnessed a country changing and fracturing, due to the global wave of populism that has swept across conventional politics, and solidified the culture wars.

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When you join our monthly online Crikey Talks, you’ll get YOUR questions answered by our very special guests, including Prof Peter Doherty, Anthony Albanese, Malcolm Turnbull, Gillian Triggs and more coming soon.

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