Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull appeared on Q&A tonight and discussed political leadership in Australia.
Flanked by the former chief executive of the Australian Industry Group, Heather Ridout, and economist Judith Sloan, the former Labor and Liberal leaders played to an admiring audience on the ABC talk show.
The discussion culminated in the final twenty minutes of the program when the two men were asked about their willingness to start a new party together. Both dismissed the idea, Rudd quipping that “Malcolm and I could never agree on the leadership”.
Rudd became Labor leader in December 2006 and Prime Minister in December 2007. He was deposed by Julia Gillard in June 2010. Malcolm Turnbull deposed Brendan Nelson to become Liberal leader in September 2008. He was replaced by Tony Abbott in December 2009.
- Listen to the final segment of Q&A (19m)