Mr Rudd prepared the ground for the tobacco price increase during a visit to a cancer centre being built at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, pointing out his own mother died of lung cancer, a victim of passive smoking.
The report said Albert Rudd had been drinking before driving, that he kept falling asleep at the wheel, and that when the car hit a power pole, he was not wearing a seatbelt and suffered massive internal injuries.
Update: Deadman raises the issue in comments and CL sends through a document:
Anne was also delighted to meet personally with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Anne shared some of her personal story of living with Parkinson’s and her volunteer work for the organisation and Parkinson’s community. Prime Minister Rudd’s mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and she passed away in 2004.