Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says when it comes to the contest for UN secretary general, he stands right behind Kevin Rudd. Close enough that he can tap him on the shoulder, show him the door, and usher in another leader, should the need arise.
“My position on this is very clear. My support for Kevin Rudd is 110%. Until it dramatically drops to 0%. At which time my support for Julia Gillard to take the role will be 110%. Until that drops to 0%. At which time my support for Kevin Rudd will be 110%. It’s unequivocal,” Mr Shorten explained.
Contacted for comment, Kevin Rudd said he had never heard of Bill Shorten, but thanked him for his kind words.