26 Mar 2013

Julia Gillard announces new lineup

7:07 am on 26 March 2013

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has unveiled her new frontbench team, saying the ruling Labor party is now "united with a sense of purpose" after last week's leadership spill.

She was replacing supporters of former prime minister Kevin Rudd who have been relegated to the backbench after last week's botched attempt to unseat her.

A key Rudd backer, Anthony Albanese, has been promoted to the Regional Development and Local Government portfolio despite his links to Mr Rudd, reports the ABC.

The role was vacated by Simon Crean, who was sacked for disloyalty after sparking the attempted coup.

Announcing the reshuffle, Ms Gillard said the party had moved on from what she described as the appalling events of last week.