Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Rudd Steals Show but Won't Discuss His Axing

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Rudd Steals Show but Won't Discuss His Axing

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Byline: Karlis Salna of AAP

KEVIN Rudd has confirmed he will be an X-factor in the election after the former Prime Minister's arrival on the campaign trail overshadowed policy announcements from both Labor and the Coalition.

As both sides of politics entered day five of the campaign yesterday looking to put education at the top of the policy agenda, it was the former Prime Minister who stole the focus.

Mr Rudd was surrounded by media and children as he visited Coorparoo Primary School in his Brisbane electorate of Griffith, where he chatted with the principal about school stimulus spending.

But in a clear signal relations between Mr Rudd and Julia Gillard remain cool following her move last month to oust him, the former Prime Minister said he planned to only campaign on local issues rather than working to push Labor's broader message.

"Throughout this election campaign I'll be speaking about only local issues here in my community here in Griffith, such as this school building program and the need to complete that program in each and every one of the 42 primary schools in my electorate," he said. …

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