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Julia Gillard will become Australia's first female prime minister after Kevin Rudd stood aside instead of facing a leadership ballot.
Mr Rudd decided not to take part in a leadership ballot rather than face a defeat in the Labor party room shortly after 9am this morning.
Treasurer Wayne Swan will become Deputy Prime Minister in an uncontested ballot.
Originally posted by belial259
reply to post by pablos
I fully expect to see election attack ads against Abbot in regards to his comments about females to turn this into a battle of the sexes.
Originally posted by polarwarrior
ABC got a story up, Gillard first female Prime minister