It's Kevin Rudd's first day in his second reign as prime minister. Crikey brought you a blow-by-blow of the days events.

4.20pm In the last 24 hours we've had a leadership spill, Kevin Rudd return from political oblivion to re-lead his party and watched the end of Julia Gillard's political career. A list of ministers have announced they are leaving their positions -- Wayne Swan, Greg Combet, Stephen Conroy -- with other strong Labor ministers announcing they will resign at the next election -- Craig Emerson, Peter Garrett, Stephen Smith.