14 Aug 2013

Rudd rules out minority government

1:43 pm on 14 August 2013

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says Labor won't enter into any agreements to form minority government if the election is tied.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has long ruled out any deals in the event of a hung parliament and AAP reports Mr Rudd has now followed suit.

"My ambition ... is that we are returned as a majority government," Mr Rudd said in Cairns on Wednesday. "That is the best thing for the nation.

"We will not be entering into any coalition agreements, we won't be having any negotiated agreements, we won't have any deals with any independents or any minor party."

The election is on 7 September.