Kevin Rudd Is On Reddit Taking Questions In An AMA

Kevin RuddGetty / Brendon Thorne

Australia’s Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, has just opened an “AMA” – Ask Me Anything – thread on Reddit, the giant community hub that is the self-styled “front page of the internet.”

A post at the top of the thread reads:

Hi, I’m Kevin Rudd – and for better or worse I’m here to answer your questions… ask me anything. I’ll be taking questions for an hour, starting at 6pm.

And yes, it’s actually me but I will have some help with the typing so I can answer as many questions as possible.

He’s also linked to it from his Twitter account.


The Reddit community can be extremely creative at its best so this should be interesting. Already there are a mix of questions being submitted. This from superbestfriends:

I’m a Software Engineer currently working with one of the Commonwealth Departments. I feel that, as a Canberran, my job is less valued, less important, and more justifiable to lose just because of what is in many instances, a misconception.

It is frustrating that, as a recent graduate, my outlook is bleak just because of where I happen to work – made worse by the fact I am only on a non-ongoing contract. What would you tell someone who is unsure whether they will have a job in the coming months?

To stuff like this from a-sizzle:

What is the worst thing that has been thrown at you in your entire political career?

Rudd will be answering questions this evening.

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