Australia

Di Natale sorry for Rudd 'sociopath' slur

Australian Greens leader Richard Di Natale has apologised to former prime minister Kevin Rudd, after calling him a sociopath.

Greens leader Richard Di Natale has apologised to Kevin Rudd after calling the former prime minister a sociopath on live television.

Senator Di Natale acknowledged the term was a "serious slur" and a clinical condition of mental illness.

"I unreservedly retract the suggestion that you are a sociopath," he wrote last week in a letter to Mr Rudd and cited by The Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday.

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