As speculation about the Labor leadership grows, Kevin Rudd has given an extensive interview to Sky News.
The interview with Paul Kelly and Peter van Onselen caps off a week in which Rudd significantly lifted his media profile.
Rudd categorically denies that he will challenge Julia Gillard and dismisses the idea of being drafted to the position.
He says: “A couple of weeks ago I said everyone should take a cold shower. Last Friday I said they should have an ice bath. It’s time this debate was put into cryogenic storage. Frankly, it ‘aint happening.”
- Listen to Rudd’s interview (37m)
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