Ex-union bod. Became Deputy Leader of Labor Party in December 2006. Became Prime Minister 24 June 2010.
Led minority government, got loads of legislation through (including CEFP).
Dealt with enormous amounts of personal abuse and condescension with remarkable calm, in my opinion.
Famous for misogyny speech.
Retired from politics after losing leadership spill with Kevin Rudd in June 2013 [wikipedia].
Released memoirs in 2014.