Kevin Rudd sworn in as Australian PM

Three years after being ousted by former prime minister Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd is now Australia's new PM. Rudd's victory may be short lived, though, as Australians will be heading to the polls in about three months, and the outlook is grim for his Labour Party.

Kevin Rudd Sworn In As Australian Prime Minister

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: In this handout photo provided by the AUSPIC, Governor-General Quentin Bryce, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Therese Rein pose at Government House, on June 27, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. Kevin Rudd won an Australian Labor Party leadership ballot 57-45 last night, and was sworn in this morning as Australian Prime Minister by Governor-General Quentin Bryce. Rudd was Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010 before he was dumped by his party for his deputy Julia Gillard. Gillard has announced that she will leave parliament and not contest her seat following her ballot loss. (Photo by David Foote/AUSPIC via Getty Images)

Kevin Rudd Sworn In As Australian Prime Minister

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Prime Minister Kevin Rudd laughs at a joke by Defence Minister Stephen Smith while he announces he will not contest his seat in the upcoming election in the House of Representatives on June 27, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. Kevin Rudd won an Australian Labor Party leadership ballot 57-45 last night, and will be sworn in this morning as Australian Prime Minister by Governor-General Quentin Bryce. Rudd was Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010 before he was dumped by his party for his deputy Julia Gillard. Gillard has announced that she will leave parliament and not contest her seat following her ballot loss. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Kevin Rudd Sworn In As Australian Prime Minister

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Former PM Julia Gillard and former ministers Wayne Swan (Top L), Craig Emerson (Centre L), and Peter Garrett (R) sit on the back bench during House of Representatives question time on June 27, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. Kevin Rudd won an Australian Labor Party leadership ballot 57-45 last night, and will be sworn in this morning as Australian Prime Minister by Governor-General Quentin Bryce. Rudd was Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010 before he was dumped by his party for his deputy Julia Gillard. Gillard has announced that she will leave parliament and not contest her seat following her ballot loss. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Kevin Rudd Sworn In As Australian Prime Minister

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Prime Minister Kevin Rudd speaks during House of Representatives question time on June 27, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. Kevin Rudd won an Australian Labor Party leadership ballot 57-45 last night, and will be sworn in this morning as Australian Prime Minister by Governor-General Quentin Bryce. Rudd was Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010 before he was dumped by his party for his deputy Julia Gillard. Gillard has announced that she will leave parliament and not contest her seat following her ballot loss. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Kevin Rudd Sworn In As Australian Prime Minister

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Rob Oakeshott hugs Julia Gillard after delivering his valedictory speech in the House of Representatives on June 27, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. Kevin Rudd won an Australian Labor Party leadership ballot 57-45 last night, and will be sworn in this morning as Australian Prime Minister by Governor-General Quentin Bryce. Rudd was Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010 before he was dumped by his party for his deputy Julia Gillard. Gillard has announced that she will leave parliament and not contest her seat following her ballot loss. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Kevin Rudd Sworn In As Australian Prime Minister

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Former PM Julia Gillard (L) greets friend and MP, Kirsten Livermore in the House of Representatives on June 27, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. Kevin Rudd won an Australian Labor Party leadership ballot 57-45 last night, and will be sworn in this morning as Australian Prime Minister by Governor-General Quentin Bryce. Rudd was Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010 before he was dumped by his party for his deputy Julia Gillard. Gillard has announced that she will leave parliament and not contest her seat following her ballot loss. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Kevin Rudd Sworn In As Australian Prime Minister

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Former PM Julia Gillard (L) waves as she sits next to Kirsten Livermore in the House of Representatives on June 27, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. Kevin Rudd won an Australian Labor Party leadership ballot 57-45 last night, and will be sworn in this morning as Australian Prime Minister by Governor-General Quentin Bryce. Rudd was Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010 before he was dumped by his party for his deputy Julia Gillard. Gillard has announced that she will leave parliament and not contest her seat following her ballot loss. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Kevin Rudd Sworn In As Australian Prime Minister

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd sits in his new seat flanked by some of his new Ministry in the House of Representatives on June 27, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. Kevin Rudd won an Australian Labor Party leadership ballot 57-45 last night, and will be sworn in this morning as Australian Prime Minister by Governor-General Quentin Bryce. Rudd was Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010 before he was dumped by his party for his deputy Julia Gillard. Gillard has announced that she will leave parliament and not contest her seat following her ballot loss. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Kevin Rudd Sworn In As Australian Prime Minister

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition leader Tony Abbott shake hands in the House of Representatives on June 27, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. Kevin Rudd won an Australian Labor Party leadership ballot 57-45 last night, and will be sworn in this morning as Australian Prime Minister by Governor-General Quentin Bryce. Rudd was Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010 before he was dumped by his party for his deputy Julia Gillard. Gillard has announced that she will leave parliament and not contest her seat following her ballot loss. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Kevin Rudd Sworn In As Australian Prime Minister

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: In this handout photo provided by the AUSPIC, Kevin Rudd is sworn in to the role of Prime Minister of Australia, by the Governor-General Quentin Bryce at Government House, on June 27, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. Kevin Rudd won an Australian Labor Party leadership ballot 57-45 last night, and was sworn in this morning as Australian Prime Minister by Governor-General Quentin Bryce. Rudd was Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010 before he was dumped by his party for his deputy Julia Gillard. Gillard has announced that she will leave parliament and not contest her seat following her ballot loss. (Photo by David Foote/AUSPIC via Getty Images)

Kevin Rudd Sworn In As Australian Prime Minister

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: In this handout photo provided by the AUSPIC, Anthony Alabanese is sworn in to the role of Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, by the Governor-General Quentin Bryce at Government House, on June 27, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. Kevin Rudd won an Australian Labor Party leadership ballot 57-45 last night, and was sworn in this morning as Australian Prime Minister by Governor-General Quentin Bryce. Rudd was Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010 before he was dumped by his party for his deputy Julia Gillard. Gillard has announced that she will leave parliament and not contest her seat following her ballot loss. (Photo by David Foote/AUSPIC via Getty Images)

Kevin Rudd Replaces Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard As Leader Of The ALP

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26: Opposition leader Tony Abbott (L) and Julie Bishop speak to the media at Parliament House on June 26, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. In a snap leadership ballot held tonight Kevin Rudd was re-elected to leader of the ALP, a role he held from 2006 to 2010, before he was dumped by the party. Julia Gillard announced before the ballot that she would leave politics if she lost the ballot. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Kevin Rudd Replaces Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard As Leader Of The ALP

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26: Opposition leader Tony Abbott (L) and Julie Bishop speak to the media at Parliament House on June 26, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. In a snap leadership ballot held tonight Kevin Rudd was re-elected to leader of the ALP, a role he held from 2006 to 2010, before he was dumped by the party. Julia Gillard announced before the ballot that she would leave politics if she lost the ballot. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Kevin Rudd Replaces Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard As Leader Of The ALP

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26: Kevin Rudd (L) new Leader Of The ALP stands next to Anthony Albanese, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport as they speak to the media after winning the leadership ballot at Parliament House on June 26, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. In a snap leadership ballot held tonight Kevin Rudd was re-elected to leader of the ALP, a role he held from 2006 to 2010, before he was dumped by the party. Julia Gillard announced before the ballot that she would leave politics if she lost the ballot. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Kevin Rudd Replaces Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard As Leader Of The ALP

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26: Australian Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan delivers his post ballot press conference at Parliament House on June 26, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. In a snap leadership ballot held tonight Kevin Rudd was re-elected to leader of the ALP, a role he held from 2006 to 2010, before he was dumped by the party. Julia Gillard announced before the ballot that she would leave politics if she lost the ballot and it is reported that Wayne Swan has now resigned following Gillard's defeat. (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Kevin Rudd Replaces Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard As Leader Of The ALP

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26: Julia Gillard arrives to deliver her post ballot press conference at Parliament House on June 26, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. In a snap leadership ballot held tonight Kevin Rudd was re-elected to leader of the ALP, a role he held from 2006 to 2010, before he was dumped by the party. Julia Gillard announced before the ballot that she would leave politics is she lost the ballot.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)