Former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd joins Julia Gillard's election campaign while recovering from gallbladder surgery by attacking the opposition leader Tony Abbott.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott participate in the first of three televised leaders debates ahead of September's federal election.
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd wins leadership of the Australian Labor Party against incumbent Julia Gillard.
The Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard announces a Cabinet reshuffle with Bob Carr, a former Premier of New South Wales, appointed as Minister for Foreign Affairs to replace Kevin Rudd.
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announces that he will contest the leadership of the Australian Labor Party with current PM Julia Gillard on Monday.
The Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard calls for a ballot of a caucus of the Australian Labor Party for Monday as a result of the resignation of Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd.
Kevin Rudd resigns as Foreign Minister of Australia after alleged "attacks on credibility" by supporters of Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Security escort Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott from a restaurant in Canberra after indigenous protesters surrounded the building on Australia Day in response to comments made by Abbott.
Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard announces her new Cabinet, with former PM Kevin Rudd named as the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
The Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard calls a federal election for 21 August 2010.
Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd steps down after his leadership is contested following considerable drops in popularity in polls in recent months. Julia Gillard becomes Australia's first female Prime Minister.