Speech of Kevin Rudd Resigning as Australian Foreign Minister

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced and dropped the bomb with his stunning decision to quit as Australian Foreign Minister in a media conference in Washington DC just after 1am local time (1700 AEDT), 22 February 2012. Mr Rudd indicated that He will return to Brisbane and will consult his family, the community, and his Labour caucus colleagues about his future plan. He has not made it clear yet, if he will challenge Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Watch Kevin Rudd Speech as he resign as Australian Foreign Minister.


Kevin Rudd resigns as Australian Foreign Minister
“We all know that what happened then was wrong and it must never happen again.” – Kevin Rudd
“The simple truth is that I cannot continue to serve as foreign minister if I do not have Prime Minister Gillard’s support.”- Kevin Rudd
“I therefore believe that the only honourable thing and the only honourable course of action, is for me to resign. And I do so with a genuinely heavy heart and after much personal reflection.” – Kevin Rudd

Video uploaded by ¬† on Youtube Originally aired on ABC TV’s 7.30 program (22/2/2012)

 

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