Rudd a ‘bastard’ who wasted mental health dollars: Roxon

In her now infamous John Button Memorial Lecture made yesterday – in which she described her former party leader as a disrespectful, destabilising and disloyal “bastard” – Ms Roxon also said that despite being asked by Mr Rudd to rewrite a key health policy just days before Christmas 2009, she believed the resulting work has “to this day” never been read by Mr Rudd.

Ms Roxon said Mr Rudd’s lack of respect for his colleagues and parliamentary staff had led to loss of ground for “no political