Australia's prime minister-elect, Kevin Rudd, has announced the make-up of his new government.
He appointed his deputy leader, Julia Gillard, as education minister, and a former rock star, Midnight Oil singer Peter Garrett, as environment
Incoming Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, a Mandarin-speaking former diplomat, has pledged closer Australian ties with overseas allies and unity at home after ending 11 years of conservative rule under John Howard.
Rudd, 50, presented hims
Australia's veteran Prime Minister John Howard on Sunday called a national election for November 24, stressing experience over his Labour opponent and shrugging off polls that show he faces near-certain defeat.
Howard, 68, in power for 11