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PM Rudd unveils new Cabinet

China Daily | Updated: 2007-11-30 07:19

Australian Prime Minister-elect Kevin Rudd unveiled his ministerial team yesterday, naming four women and a former rock star to the center-left Cabinet, and making close collaborator Julia Gillard his deputy.

As expected, former academic and Rudd's old school friend Wayne Swan takes the key economic management job as treasurer. Lawyer Stephen Smith, a one-time adviser to former prime minister Paul Keating, becomes foreign minister.

Gillard, Australia's first woman deputy prime minister, takes on the key workplace relations portfolio, in charge of delivering Rudd's promise to scrap unpopular conservative labor laws. She will also oversee Rudd's schooling reforms as education minister.

PM Rudd unveils new Cabinet

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