The Most Number of Female MP's Sworn into Cabinet in Australian History
Date of Record: 01/07/2013
Kevin Rudd became Prime Minister for the second time on June 27, 2013.
He dramatically seized the leadership three years after being suddenly ousted by his centre-left Labor Party.
On Monday July 1 he selected his cabinet , making Australian history, with a total of six females taking the top jobs.
Victorian senator Jacinta Collins entered the cabinet as minister for mental health, Catherine King is minister for regional Australia and Julie Collins took the portfolios of housing, homeless and the status of women. They join finance minister Penny Wong, health minister Tanya Plibersek and families minister Jenny Macklin in the 20-member cabinet.
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