It would have been easy to do the PC thing and endorse Kevin Rudd for the position of UN Secretary General but the United Nations is dysfunctional enough as it is. I wrote about this earlier in the year for the ABC's The Drum: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-04/mccann-why-would-we-want-to-inflict-rudd-on-the-un/7138408 If the Labor politicians are so disappointed about PM Turnbull not endorsing Rudd, why did they not sack him mid-term in 2010? Some consistency, please, Labor.
Activist Salafism (Muslim Brotherhood etc) and Salafi Jihadism (the Islamic State etc) are "brothers in doctrine". This article, in Middle East Forum, helps to explain why using Erdogan's Turkey as an example: http://www.meforum.org/6110/turkey-isis?