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Second Rudd Ministry
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68th ministry of Australia
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Date formed27 June 2013
Date dissolved18 September 2013
People and organisations
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor-General Quentin Bryce
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
Member party Labor
Status in legislatureLabor minority government
Opposition cabinet Abbott shadow cabinet
Opposition party Liberal/National Coalition
Opposition leader Tony Abbott
History
Election(s) 2013
Legislature term(s)43rd
Predecessor Second Gillard
Successor Abbott

The Second Rudd Ministry (Labor) was the 68th ministry of the Australian government, led by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. It succeeded the second Gillard ministry after a leadership spill within the Australian Labor Party that took place on 26 June 2013. Three members of the ministry were sworn in by Governor-General Quentin Bryce on 27 June 2013. These were Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister; Anthony Albanese, Deputy Prime Minister; and Chris Bowen, Treasurer. [1] [2] The remainder of the ministry were sworn in on 1 July 2013. [3]

Australian Labor Party Political party in Australia

The Australian Labor Party is a major centre-left political party in Australia. The party has been in opposition at the federal level since the 2013 election. The party is a federal party with branches in each state and territory. Labor is in government in the states of Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, and in both the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory. The party competes against the Liberal/National Coalition for political office at the federal and state levels. It is the oldest political party in Australia.

Kevin Rudd Australian politician, 26th Prime Minister of Australia

Kevin Michael Rudd is an Australian former politician who was the 26th Prime Minister of Australia, serving from December 2007 to June 2010 and again from June to September 2013. He held office as the leader of the Australian Labor Party.

Governor-General of Australia Representative of the monarch of Australia

The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia is the representative of the Australian monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II. As the Queen is concurrently the monarch of 15 other Commonwealth realms, and resides in the United Kingdom, she, on the advice of her prime minister, appoints a governor-general to carry out constitutional duties within the Commonwealth of Australia. The governor-general has formal presidency over the Federal Executive Council and is commander-in-chief of the Australian Defence Force. The functions of the governor-general include appointing ministers, judges, and ambassadors; giving royal assent to legislation passed by parliament; issuing writs for election; and bestowing Australian honours.

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The Labor Party lost the general election held on 7 September 2013, paving the way for Coalition leader Tony Abbott. The ministry concluded on 18 September 2013 when the Abbott ministry was sworn in.

2013 Australian federal election Election held on 7 September 2013

The 2013 Australianfederal election to elect the members of the 44th Parliament of Australia took place on 7 September 2013. The centre-right Liberal/National Coalition opposition led by Opposition leader Tony Abbott of the Liberal Party of Australia and Coalition partner the National Party of Australia, led by Warren Truss, defeated the incumbent centre-left Labor Party government of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd by a 17-seat 3.6 percentage point two-party swing resulting in a landslide win for the Coalition. Labor had been in government for six years since first being elected in the 2007 election .This election marked the end of the six year Rudd-Gillard Labor government and the start of the current Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Liberal-National Coalition government. Abbott was sworn in by the Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, as Australia's 28th Prime Minister on 18 September 2013, along with the Abbott Ministry and the members of the House of Representatives. The 44th Parliament of Australia opened on 12 November 2013, which is taken to be the commencement of the term of members of the House of Representatives. The new senators were sworn in by the next Governor-General Peter Cosgrove on 7 July 2014, with their six-year terms commencing on 1 July.

Coalition (Australia) group of centre-right parties in Australia

The Liberal–National Coalition is an alliance of centre-right political parties that forms one of the two major groupings in Australian federal politics. Its main opponent is the Australian Labor Party (ALP), and the two forces are often regarded as operating in a two-party system. The Coalition has been in government since the 2013 federal election, most recently being re-elected in the 2019 Australian federal election. The group is led by Scott Morrison as Prime Minister of Australia since August 2018.

Tony Abbott Australian politician, 28th Prime Minister of Australia

Anthony John Abbott is an Australian politician who served as the 28th Prime Minister of Australia from 2013 to 2015 and Leader of the Liberal Party from 2009 to 2015. He served as Leader of the Opposition from 2009 to 2013. Abbott served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Warringah from 1994 to 2019.

27 June 2013 – 18 September 2013

Cabinet

OfficeholderOffice(s) [3]
Kevin Rudd MP
Anthony Albanese MP
Senator Penny Wong
Chris Bowen MP
Stephen Smith MP
Senator Bob Carr
Bill Shorten MP
Senator Kim Carr
Mark Butler MP
Gary Gray AO MP
Mark Dreyfus QC MP
Joel Fitzgibbon MP
Tanya Plibersek MP
Jenny Macklin MP
Senator Jacinta Collins
Brendan O'Connor MP
Tony Burke MP
Richard Marles MP
Julie Collins MP
Catherine King MP

Outer ministry

OfficeholderOffice(s) [3]
Jason Clare MP
Kate Ellis MP
Warren Snowdon MP
David Bradbury MP
Senator Kate Lundy
  • Minister for Multicultural Affairs
  • Minister Assisting for Innovation and Industry
  • Minister Assisting for the Digital Economy
Mike Kelly AM MP
Senator Jan McLucas
Senator Don Farrell
Sharon Bird MP
Melissa Parke MP

Parliamentary secretaries

OfficeholderOffice(s) [3]
Senator David Feeney
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Defence
Sid Sidebottom MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Bernie Ripoll MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business
Yvette D'Ath MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change, Innovation and Industry
Kelvin Thomson MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Schools
Amanda Rishworth MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Environment and Urban Water
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers
Shayne Neumann MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing
Michael Danby MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts
Alan Griffin MP
  • Cabinet Secretary
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
Ed Husic MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Broadband
Senator Matt Thistlethwaite
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport
Senator Doug Cameron
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Housing and Homelessness

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References

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  2. Griffiths, Emma (27 June 2013). "Kevin Rudd sworn in as Prime Minister again after dramatic leadership victory over Julia Gillard". ABC News . Australia. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
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