2 Sep 2013

Rudd defiant in face of opinion polls

8:10 am on 2 September 2013

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has dismissed claims the Labor Party is headed for inevitable defeat as the election campaign across the Tasman enters its last week.

Mr Rudd told supporters at Labor's campaign launch in Brisbane on Sunday he has not given up and they shouldn't either.

Radio New Zealand's political editor says even though opinion polls suggest there will be a change of government in Canberra after Saturday's election, Mr Rudd remains defiant.

At the campaign launch he said despite others writing Labor off, he believed the party could still win the election.

Mr Rudd says he will be fighting for every vote up until Saturday.

He continues to attack Coalition leader Tony Abbott, saying Mr Abbott would cut government spending by $70 billion.

Mr Rudd says if voters are unsure about Mr Abbott they should not vote for him.