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Kevin Rudd Commits To Emissions Trading Regime

The Leader of the Opposition, Kevin Rudd, has delivered a keynote speech on foreign policy to The Global Foundation, in Melbourne.

This is the text of Kevin Rudd’s speech to The Global Foundation in Melbourne.

Thank you, David Hawes. My good friend, Steve Howard, Councillor John So, the Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne – our host, distinguished guests and Roundtable participants.

Socrates once said, ‘I am not Athenian or Greek, but a citizen of the world.’

This is also true for Australia. By virtue of our size, our economic clout and our geography, our destiny is – and has always been – to be a citizen of the world. Like all of us who share this planet, we are stakeholders in a global community. We have rights and responsibilities to each other and to the world we all populate. [Read more…]