Australian Prime Minister announces new cabinet
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The key differences between Ms Gillard's and Mr Rudd's cabinet arebecoming Minister of Education, Workplace Relations and Social Inclusion, replacing Gillard; and adding Minister for Trade, replacing Crean, to his position as Minister for Foreign Affairs.
In a statement Mr Rudd said, "[u]ltimately, decisions on Cabinet appointments are a matter for the Prime Minister" and he is respectful of her decision. Ms Gillard said, however, that she would be happy to include Mr Rudd as a senior cabinet minister after the election.
The next election is constitutionally due in early 2011 but Ms Gillard has indicated that it will be held this year.
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