Malcolm Turnbull rejects Julie Bishop’s argument on Kevin Rudd’s UN bid

PM agrees with Alan Jones that a nomination for secretary general amounts to indirect support for former Labor leader

Malcolm Turnbull has dismissed Julie Bishop’s argument that a nomination for Kevin Rudd for the UN secretary general position is not an endorsement.

On Thursday morning cabinet was to consider Rudd’s request for the government to nominate him as a candidate for the position when Ban Ki-moon’s term expires at the end of the year.

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