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Rudd says he advised Malcolm Turnbull on UN climate talks

Kevin Rudd during a visit to Lismore in August after replacing Julia Gillard as prime minister. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star
Kevin Rudd during a visit to Lismore in August after replacing Julia Gillard as prime minister. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star Cathy Adams

FORMER prime minister Kevin Rudd has revealed he advised Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on upcoming climate talks with the United Nations in Paris.

In an interview with Lateline, Mr Rudd said he did not know whether Mr Turnbull would take a new leadership role at the talks but that he had spoken to him about them.

"I certainly provide advice to those who ask for it. I've certainly spoken to the Government about Paris, I've certainly spoken to the Prime Minister as well," he said.

"But the virtue of those conversations is that they remain private."

Mr Rudd said tackling India's carbon problem was the biggest problem the UN faces at the upcoming climate talks.

ABC News

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