Manufacturing Minister Kim Carr has thrown his support behind Kevin Rudd, who claims he would outperform Prime Minister Julia Gillard at representing the manufacturing industry.
Amid the ongoing political battle between Rudd and Gillard, here’s a round-up of today’s national news stories that report Rudd’s thoughts on the manufacturing sector.
Minister Carr lobbies for Rudd return
Federal Manufacturing Minister Kim Carr has come out in support of a Kevin Rudd return to the Labor leadership, arguing he has a "great breadth of vision" for Australia.
Minister launches defence of Kevin Rudd
ELEANOR HALL: The Minister for Manufacturing, Kim Carr, today called for an end to what he calls the vilification of Kevin Rudd in the run-up to Monday’s leadership ballot. Senator Carr is the first minister to publicly back Mr Rudd. He says the former prime minister is a changed man.
Rudd tells why he would be a better PM
Sydney Morning Herald
Kevin Rudd has sought to differentiate himself from Julia Gillard on policy, but has avoided the areas causing Labor the most problems – the carbon tax and asylum seekers.
Car making among Rudd priorities
KEVIN Rudd has elevated "touchstone issues" for South Australia’s economy to the national agenda in his quest for leadership. He has highlighted the manufacturing and automotive industries as priorities if he were elected ALP leader.
Not happy about axing of green car fund
KEVIN Rudd has attacked Julia Gillard’s decision to axe his $1.3 billion Green Car Innovation Fund, saying Australia needed a "smarter" approach to manufacturing in the wake of job losses across the automotive sector.
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