Kevin Rudd, Australia’s 26th prime minister, has been sworn in for his second term of office.
Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s resignation took effect at 9.51am as Rudd took the oath of office and signed the official documents before the Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, at Government House.
Anthony Albanese was sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister.
Chris Bowen, one of the ministers who resigned from the Gillard ministry in March, was sworn as Treasurer.
Government House has released correspondence between Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd and the Governor-General. It shows how the transfer of power takes place in a Westminster parliamentary system.