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My Name is Kevin And I’m Here to Save the World

Kevin Rudd has asked the Australian government to nominate him for United Nations Secretary-General. The former Labor leader’s nomination is fraught with difficulties as those already in the race, including former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, former UN climate chief Christina Figueres and several candidates from Eastern Europe, make his prospects slim.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confirmed on Monday that former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has asked to be nominated as a candidate to be the next United Nations Secretary-General. Some cabinet ministers are strongly opposed. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has advised Rudd to take up a retirement hobby like golf. Treasurer Scott Morrison is also believed to be unenthusiastic…

Source: My Name is Kevin And I’m Here to Save the World – AIIA

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