|Second Rudd Ministry|
68th ministry of Australia
|Date formed||27 June 2013|
|Date dissolved||18 September 2013|
|People and organisations|
|Prime Minister||Kevin Rudd|
|Deputy Prime Minister||Anthony Albanese|
|Status in legislature||Labor minority government|
|Opposition cabinet||Abbott shadow cabinet|
|Opposition party||Liberal/National Coalition|
|Opposition leader||Tony Abbott|
Prime Minister of Australia
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