High-profile former New South Wales premier and Labor statesman parachutes into the Senate and lands plum Foreign Affairs portfolio. His considerable gravitas will add greatly to Gillards team.


ACT Senator elevated from parliamentary secretary to Ministry, landing Sport and

Multicultural Affairs. She will also help out the busy Greg Combet with the

industry and innovation portfolio.


NSW right faction MP moves into ministry as Assistant Treasurer, replacing retiring

faction head Mark Arbib. Bradbury has strong economic credentials and his elevation is seen as a natural step from his role as parliamentary secretary to the treasurer.


Queensland MP and key Gillard loyalist moves from backbench to become the parliamentary secretary to the treasurer. Chaired the influential parliamentary

committee on financial services, overseeing superannuation reform.


The former high school and TAFE teacher is born and bred in Wollongong, the electorate she represents. Well placed to tackle the Parliamenatry Secretary role of Higher Education and Skills portfolio.


The Victorian MP finally joins Cabinet as Minister for Small Business and Minister for Housing and Homelessness. One of Gillards best mates in politics.



The long-time frontbencher and former attorney general has been dumped from cabinet all the way to the backbench, after speaking out strongly against keeping

Julia Gillard as Labor leader.


A hero to Labors blue-collar base, Kim Carr loses the manufacturing portfolio that is

dear to his heart. But he gains the Human Services portfolio, which in terms of ministerial status is a sideways shift.


Julia Gillard Prime Minister

Wayne Swan: Deputy Prime Minister, Treasurer

Chris Evans Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research Leader of the Government in the Senate

Stephen Conroy Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Digital Productivity

Simon Crean Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, Arts

Stephen Smith Defence, deputy leader of the House

Chris Bowen Immigration and Citizenship

Anthony Albanese Infrastructure and Transport, Leader of the House

Nicola Roxon Attorney-General, Emergency Management

Jenny Macklin Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Disability Reform

Bob Carr Foreign Affairs designate

Tony Burke Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Penny Wong Finance and Deregulation

Peter Garrett School Education, Early Childhood and Youth

Joe Ludwig Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Minister Assisting on Queensland Flood Recovery

Martin Ferguson Resources and Energy, Tourism

Craig Emerson Trade and Competitiveness

Greg Combet Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Industry and Innovation

Tanya Plibersek Health

Bill Shorten Employment and Workplace Relations, Financial Services and Superannuation

Mark Butler Mental Health and Ageing, Social Inclusion, Minister Assisting the

Prime Minister on Mental Health Reform

Brendan OConnor Housing, Homelessness, Small Business

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