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Australian PM unveils new cabinet


Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced her new cabinet. In a bid to ease Labour party tensions, ousted PM Kevin Rudd’s been made Foreign Secretary.

Otherwise, there are only minor changes to the line-up she presented ahead of last month’s snap election.

“The ministry continues a strong emphasis on economic management and the creation of jobs,” Gillard told reporters in Melbourne. “We have sought to provide stable economic management, and we have sought to focus on jobs.

Gillard last week secured a second term in office in the aftermath of the close election with the support of three independents and a Green MP.

Hers will be the first minority government since World War Two, raising concerns the administration will be unstable and may not run its full term.

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