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Speaker(s): The Honourable Kevin Rudd MP, Prime Minister of Australia
Chair: Professor Sarah Worthington
Recorded on 7 April 2008 at Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street
The Australian Prime Minister, Mr Rudd, was elected to office in November last year and moved quickly to ratify the Kyoto Protocol and deliver a national apology to the Stolen Generations of Indigenous Australians. He has identified fighting inflation, acting decisively on climate change, improving the health and hospital system, investing in education and putting fairness back into Australian workplaces as his Government's key priorities. Mr Rudd has said that his Government's mandate is to build a modern Australian economy capable of dealing with the challenges of the 21st century.