Kevin Rudd


Business leaders hit out at “debilitating” Labor leadership battle

2:24PM | Thursday, 23 February 2012 |  Labor’s leadership battle could cripple the already-fragile state of business confidence, business groups warn, with concerns raised over how Kevin Rudd’s potential return would affect conditions.

Top 10 things that start-ups need from the prime minister

2:40PM | Thursday, 23 February 2012 |  Whether it’s Kevin or Julia that ends up in charge, it’s time for Australian start-ups to get a fair shake of the sauce bottle. Moving forwards, here is a no-spin 10 point plan to boost the numbers for Australian small business. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

THE NEWS WRAP: Gillard set to call a leadership ballot today

2:16AM | Thursday, 23 February 2012 |  Julia Gillard is expected to call a leadership ballot today, in response to yesterday’s dramatic resignation of Kevin Rudd.

Kevin Rudd resigns as foreign minister, positions for leadership challenge

2:07PM | Wednesday, 22 February 2012 |  Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has staged a dramatic press conference in Washington, resigning as foreign minister and announcing he will return home to consult, family, friends and political colleagues about his future – which now looks likely to include a leadership push.

THE NEWS WRAP: Pacific Brands ponders US bid

1:08AM | Wednesday, 11 January 2012 |  Pacific Brands, the clothing company that produces brands such as Bonds and King Gee, is mulling over a $600 million offer from United States-based private equity firm KKR.

THE NEWS WRAP: Catch Of The Day sells minority stake to a group of investors

5:11AM | Monday, 23 May 2011 |  THE NEWS WRAP: Catch Of The Day, which operates an eponymous eCommerce site as well as group buying site Scoopon, has sold a minority stake to a group of investors.

How do I hire staff with the right attitude?

1:00AM | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 |  You need to seek someone with the right attitude for your business, not just for today but also for the future.

Mixed business reaction to Labor victory

9:50AM | Wednesday, 8 September 2010 |  Business group admits that more needs to be done to get start-up companies back on the political agenda.

Labor grabs narrow majority

9:43PM | Tuesday, 7 September 2010 |  Labor will form the next government after securing the support of two independent MPs.