OCCUPATION: Prime Minister of Australia
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Since winning the 2007 Australian federal election against incumbent John Howard, the Labour leader has followed through on all of his campaign promises, including ratifying the Kyoto Protocol, apologizing to Australia's aboriginal population for "stealing" a "Lost Generation" of children, and pulling out of the war in Iraq.
CON: Though Rudd has grand plans, the Queenslander has only been in office for four months hardly enough time to assess his long-term goals.
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