Kevin Rudd’s First Question Time After Returning As Prime Minister

Kevin Rudd was re-elected leader of the ALP on June 26, 2013.

He was sworn in as Prime Minister at 9.51am on June 27. This is a recording of Question Time in the House of Representatives at 2pm that afternoon.



Rob Oakeshott (Ind – Lyne) – Valedictory Speech

Rob Oakeshott was the independent member for Lyne for five years from 2008 until 2013.

Oakeshott

Oakeshott was previously a Nationals and an independent member of the NSW Legislative Assembly. He won Lyne at a by-election in September 2008, following the retirement of the former Nationals leader, Mark Vaile. [Read more...]


ALP National Secretary Pays Tribute To Gillard

The ALP National Secretary, George Wright, has paid tribute to the outgoing Prime Minister, Julia Gillard

In a statement published on the party’s website, Wright said Gillard “achieved much for our nation and leaves a strong legacy”.

Statement from George Wright, National Secretary of the ALP.

A record worth fighting for

National Secretary George Wright’s statement on the election of Kevin Rudd as Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party.

On behalf of the Labor National Secretariat and members of the Australian Labor Party, I congratulate Kevin Rudd who last night was elected Labor Leader by the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party. [Read more...]


Kevin Rudd Sworn In For Second Time As Prime Minister Of Australia

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.

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Rudd

 


Current Federal Parliamentary Leaders

Each political party represented in the Federal Parliament elects leaders in each house.

Just as the government is decided in the House of Representatives, so the parties elect their leaders and deputy leaders from amongst their representatives in the House. If the party is not represented in the lower house, its leader will be chosen from amongst its members in the Senate.

These tables are correct as of June 27, 2013. On June 26, 2013, Kevin Rudd defeated Julia Gillard for the ALP leadership. Anthony Albanese replaced Wayne Swan as deputy leader. Senator Penny Wong replaced Senator Stephen Conroy as Senate leader and Senator Jacinta Collins became deputy leader. [Read more...]