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Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said he had campaigned in a dozen seats and concluded that the main reasons for Labor losses were Mr. Shorten's personal unpopularity, complicated policies and media bias

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd plunges into & # 39; unlikely & # 39; Bill Shorten for making a & # 39; cardinal political mistake & # 39; Labor costs the elections

  • Kevin Rudd spoke about Labor's election loss at a Canberra Writers Festival
  • Rudd admitted that the Australian public did not trust Labor leader Bill Shorten
  • Mr. Shorten lost the elections on May 18 this year to coalition leader Scott Morrison
  • Rudd said Labor should look to the future and & # 39; cardinal tactical errors & # 39; must avoid
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Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd slammed Bill Shorten into making a & # 39; cardinal political mistake & # 39; that the PvdA has cost the federal elections.

Rudd claimed that every Labor candidate was disappointed by Mr. Shorten's leadership during a speech at a Canberra Writers Festival to promote his book The PM Years on Friday.

Mr. Rudd said he had campaigned in a dozen seats and concluded that the main reasons for Labor losses were Mr. Shorten's personal unpopularity, complicated policies, and media bias.

The former leader also claimed that proposing negative tax and postage credit tax changes is a & # 39; cardinal political error & # 39; was from Labor.

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& # 39; Rightly or wrongly, the Australian people didn't love Bill, they didn't particularly love him and they didn't trust him, & # 39; he said, The Australian reported.

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said he had campaigned in a dozen seats and concluded that the main reasons for Labor losses were Mr. Shorten's personal unpopularity, complicated policies and media bias

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said he had campaigned in a dozen seats and concluded that the main reasons for Labor losses were Mr. Shorten's personal unpopularity, complicated policies and media bias

& # 39; I think every candidate was (picking up the negative feedback about Mr. Shorten). & # 39;

Mr. Shorten lost the elections on May 18 to coalition leader Scott Morrison.

The ALP has started an independent investigation into what went wrong in the campaign.

Mr. Rudd said: "We need to think about the future, but that does not mean that we are making cardinal tactical mistakes in an election campaign."

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After he changed the party rules on leadership problems in 2013, Mr. Rudd said that some Labor MPs had raised the issue with him during the 2019 campaign if a change of leadership was needed.

& # 39; Some caucus colleagues & # 39; s said to me, "You are disturbed, Kevin, before entering the line," he said.

& # 39; From time to time, they thought (changing leader).

& # 39; After a certain period of time you need senior leadership in the party to tell the leader that we need to think about this carefully. & # 39;

He refused to say whether a change in leadership would have helped the party win the elections.

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When asked if controversial policy regarding franking credit changes and reversing negative gearing concessions should be maintained, he said: & # 39; I just think that is crazy, absolutely crazy. & # 39;

Mr. Shorten (pictured with wife Chloe) lost the elections on May 18 to coalition leader Scott Morrison. The ALP has started an independent investigation into what went wrong in the campaign

Mr. Shorten (pictured with wife Chloe) lost the elections on May 18 to coalition leader Scott Morrison. The ALP has started an independent investigation into what went wrong in the campaign

Mr. Shorten (pictured with wife Chloe) lost the elections on May 18 to coalition leader Scott Morrison. The ALP has started an independent investigation into what went wrong in the campaign

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