Kevin Rudd calls Peter Dutton's war of words with China 'declaratory bullsh*t'

Sarah Basford Canales
Miriam Webber
By Sarah Basford Canales, and Miriam Webber
Updated May 11 2022 - 11:53am, first published 10:55am
Former prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott attend the re-opening of Old Parliament House in April. Picture: James Croucher

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has labelled Defence Minister Peter Dutton an "idiot" over a series of inflammatory comments made toward China in recent years.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

Miriam Webber

Miriam Webber

City reporter

I'm the Canberra Times' city reporter, digging into how the capital is developing and the issues affecting residents, businesses and community organisations. Drop me a line at miriam.webber@canberratimes.com.au

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