How a busy Prime Minister keeps abreast with the news of the day
The Nine Network's Today show, October 3, 2007:
JOURNALIST: Labor staffers make sure he is across the day's issues even before he gets to a newspaper.
Kevin Rudd: They're out of bed at 4.30 in the morning. So when I wake up, it's a telephone call to say, `What's happening in the world, guys?'
The Prime Minister on ABC North Coast yesterday:
YVETTE Steinhauer: Mr Rudd, the architect of Medicare, John Deeble, who your party often cites as a health expert, has come out this morning and has not been very flattering about your health agenda.
Rudd: Well, perhaps. I haven't seen those comments from John.
The Prime Minister on ABC Wide Bay on Monday:
JOURNALIST: Roger Corbett has labelled your health reforms bizarre and also a formula for disaster. How to do you respond to those criticisms?
Rudd: I haven't seen those comments.