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Kevin Rudd: The PM Years

In Conversation with ABC Radio's Steve Austin

Presented by BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

Join us for an in-conversation with former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as he chats with ABC Radio’s Steve Austin about his new autobiography, The PM Years – an insight into “the coup that killed Australian politics.”

Less than three years after taking government in a landslide election victory, Kevin Rudd was ousted by his deputy and the factional powerbrokers of the Australian Labor Party, the ‘Faceless Men’, despite having strong personal and party approval ratings. No prime minister including Rudd has since seen out a full term before being dethroned by their own caucus. But how did party games in Canberra spiral so catastrophically out of control?

After years of silence, the 26th Prime Minister of Australia is finally on the record about his time in government, in this second volume of his autobiography. This is the memoir of a prime minister full of energy and ideals, while battling the greatest trials of the modern age. This is Kevin Rudd’s response to the ultimate political – and personal – betrayal.

Kevin Rudd will be signing books after the event, with Riverbend Books selling copies.

 Writers+Ideas is supported by O’Neill Architecture

About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
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Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Accommodation
Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and Sofitel Brisbane