Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced his ministerial team, opting for less familiar names as he seeks to distance himself from predecessor Julia Gillard and narrow the ruling Labor party’s deficit in opinion polls.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s second win over rivals for her job in a year gave her minority government space to assemble a budget as it struggles to revive public support ahead of a national election.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard called a ballot for the leadership of the Labor party after a senior member of her government said it can’t win elections due in six months from its current position in opinion polls.
Australia must balance returning water to the nation’s river system with the “human cost” to farming communities, Regional Development Minister Simon Crean said as the government faces a backlash to proposed water cuts.
Senior Cabinet ministers rallied behind Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard today as speculation intensified that Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd would seek a comeback and challenge for the premiership.