Australian PM Gillard Appoints Former Woodside Executive In Reshuffle

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Reuters
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard appointed former Woodside Petroleum executive Gary Gray to the Resources and Energy portfolio on Monday in a cabinet reshuffle forced by a string of ministerial resignations.

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard appointed former Woodside Petroleum executive Gary Gray to the Resources and Energy portfolio on Monday in a cabinet reshuffle forced by a string of ministerial resignations.

Gillard survived a leadership push by rival Kevin Rudd last Thursday but then lost three cabinet ministers and two junior ministers, including resources minister Martin Ferguson, who quit her frontbench due to their support for Rudd.