Former prime minister Kevin Rudd says a crime was committed when a video of him swearing was stolen and uploaded onto YouTube a year ago.

The video, recorded in 2009, showed Mr Rudd becoming increasingly frustrated while filming an address.

Mr Rudd says he is not satisfied with a Federal Police investigation which did not result in charges being laid.

He says documents he obtained under freedom of information laws prove that a crime was committed.

"Their conclusion is that a crime against the Commonwealth Crimes Act has been committed, and this involved the theft of Commonwealth property," Mr Rudd said.

"That's a serious matter and we should get to the bottom of it."

Mr Rudd had written to the Australian Federal Police, suggesting who they should speak with.

"The bottom line is I would just hope that the legal matters associated with this are dealt with as they'd be dealt with for any other Australian citizen," he said today.

"I'm just another Australian citizen when it comes to the theft of property."

The AFP says the matter remains finalised, but officers are interviewing potential witnesses.

About News.net

Publishing Services International Limited (PSIL) is the publisher and operator of a worldwide network of online news sites dedicated to delivering fair, accurate and relevant reporting from a variety of the world’s most trusted sources – from the biggest cities to the smallest towns.

We deliver positive and powerful messages to our readers, providing up‑to‑the‑second news that matters to the individual.

Our promise is to serve communities and individuals worldwide, delivering information that hasn’t always been available to them. We will give them back a voice – a voice that’s empowering because it is theirs – and provide a platform to communicate between themselves and the world.

We believe people are not just generic demographics; they are individuals with their own preferences and curiosities. We are about understanding these individuals, listening to them, and serving them.

We are the new pioneering spirit of news – we’re not talking to everyone, we’re talking with every one.

If you want your news, your voice, your way, on your time – we’ve got news for you.

 

FAQs

Email

If you have any questions or concerns please email us on support@news.net

Phone

  • Australia, Toll Free 1-800-983-421
  • Hong Kong, Toll Free 800-906-187
  • Singapore, Toll Free 800-852-3871
  • USA/Canada, Toll Free 1-800-830-4132

Advertise With Us

Interested in being awesome?
Contact us by email or phone.

Cancel