Articles by Julia Gillard
Darwin Hot Sauce Company Calls PM Tony Abbott ‘Idiot’
December 24 2014 10:05 AM
Prime Minister Tony Abbott's unpopularity with Australian voters was recently proven by polls which forecast that he would not win in the 2016 election, while Opposition leader Bill Shorten has overtaken him as preferred PM.
Unlikely For Julie Bishop To Be 2nd Female PM Of Australia
December 18 2014 12:46 PM
The sudden slump in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's popularity had more than half off Australians polled believe that he does not stand a chance of keeping his post as head of state in the 2016 election.
Australia-India Uranium Deal Under Scrutiny For 'Lack of Safeguards'
December 11 2014 12:02 AM
Australia's uranium deal with India is still under review for its lack of protective measures to ensure the materials will not be used to fuel India's nuclear programme.
Latest Poll Shows Bill Shorten Considered By Aussies As Stronger, More Trustworthy & Competent Than PM Tony Abbott
December 09 2014 10:24 AM
In just a little over a year in power, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's honeymoon with Aussie voters is definitely over.The latest survey by Fairfax Ipsos showed that Opposition leader Bill Shorten had not only overtaken Mr Abbott in terms of voting intentions if an election would be held today as the PM's personal approval rating tumbled down by 12 points.
PM Tony Abbott Angers Gender-Neutral Group With Sexist Remarks About Toys
December 03 2014 11:24 AM
Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has retired from politics, so she could no longer question present Prime Minister Tony Abbott's outdated outlook towards gender.
PM Tony Abbott Gets Jeers While Nemesis Julia Gillard Gets Standing Ovation At Whitlam Memorial Service
November 06 2014 10:15 AM
Political observers described the Wednesday memorial service for former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam as like an Australian Labor Party convention since the deceased PM belongs to the same party.
Electricity Companies Didn’t Pass On Full Benefit Of Carbon Tax Repeal To Aussie Consumers
October 23 2014 10:14 AM
Prime Minister Tony Abbott may have won votes when as Opposition leader he promised to repeal the carbon tax pushed by then PM Julia Gillard. While he succeeded in repealing the measure after the coalition got the majority in the September 2013 federal election, Aussie voters now appear to get the short end of his electoral promise.
No Bronze Statue Yet For PM Tony Abbott As Ballarat Runs Out Of Funds For Botanical Garden Bust
October 10 2014 1:25 PM
Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard unveiled on Thursday her bronze statue at the Prime Ministers Garden in Ballarat. Political cartoonist Peter Nicholson sculpted the bust of the country's 27th and only female PM.
Former Australian PM Julia Gillard Says Setting Economic Growth Target In G20 'Not Enough'
September 30 2014 7:26 PM
Ex-prime minister Julia Gillard said if given the chance, she would not only focus on setting economic targets in the G20 meeting in Brisbane but tackle structural reforms to boost growth.
'Gay Marriage Will Be Legal in Australia': Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard
September 23 2014 12:19 PM
Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard said that same-sex marriage will eventually be a reality in Australia.
Australia Repeals Mining Tax Law
September 03 2014 8:32 AM
The government of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has mining tycoon and MP Clive Palmer to thank for because after one year in power, the Coalition successfully repealed the mining tax law on Tuesday.
PM Tony Abbott to Sign Julia Gillard-Brokered Uranium Deal With India
August 19 2014 9:07 AM
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott normally shuns anything that had to do with political acts of nemesis, former Prime Minister Julia Gillard. But not for the uranium deal with India, which Mr Abbott is expected to ink an agreement in his next visit to the Asian giant.
Another Aussie Boy Writes to PM Abbott to Ask Why 2 Lesbian Mums Can’t Get Married
August 13 2014 8:43 AM
When Tony Abbott was still the Opposition leader, his nemesis were female members of the handbag brigade, led by then Prime Minister Julia Gillard who called him a misogynist on the Parliament hall. Now, besides grappling with his dwindling voter support, the PM has a growing number of new nemeses - school-going and letter-writing children of lesbians who could not understand why their two mums could not legally get married in Australia.
Julia Gillard Admits to a Controversial Deed
July 30 2014 10:02 AM
Julia Gillard admits to a ‘controversial’ deed that made book The Fights of My Life in the news before launch
BHP Billiton Goads Abbott Government to Also Repeal Mining Tax Law
July 23 2014 8:36 AM
Following the success of the Abbott government to repeal the carbon tax law, BHP Billiton (ASX: BHP) is challenging the Coalition to also repeal another tax initiated by the past Labor government under former Prime Minister Julia Gillard - the mining tax.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten Enjoys 5% Lead Over PM Tony Abbott as Preferred Prime Minister of Australia
July 22 2014 8:55 AM
The latest poll from Fairfax Nielsen, released on Monday, said that Opposition leader Bill Shorten leads Mr Abbott by 5 per cent as the preferred prime minister with ratings of 46 per cent and 41 per cent, respectively. In terms of being perceived as a trustworthy leader, Shorten even enjoyed a 10 per cent lead over the PM as he got a 45 per cent rating versus Mr Abbott's 35 per cent.
Carbon Tax Repeal Measure Loses in Senate by 2 Votes, Abbott Government to Try Again Next Week
July 11 2014 8:37 AM
Mining magnate and MP Clive Palmer continued to push his weight around the repeal of the carbon tax issue by playing kingmaker and withdrawing his party's support for the measure on Thursday. The result is the measure that Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been dying to be enacted into a law lost anew in the Senate by two votes - 37 to 35.
New Aussie Senator Jacqui Lambie Finally Meets Psychotic Politician-cum-PM; Crossbenchers Side With Opposition & Greens in Pushing for a Climate Change Debate
July 08 2014 8:59 AM
The newbie senator of the Australian Parliament, Jacqui Lambie from the Palmer United Party, finally met on Monday the man she just described as a psychotic politician, Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
New Australian Senator Jacqui Lambie Says She Has No Regrets Calling PM Tony Abbott a Political Psychopath
July 04 2014 8:56 AM
Before then Prime Minister Julia Gillard stepped down from power, she accused former Opposition leader Tony Abbott a misogynist. Now the PM, Mr Abbott was called by an incoming senator, Jacqui Lambie, a political psychopath.
PM Tony Abbott Says Australia Should Aim to be Global Affordable Energy Superpower, Insists Coal to Fuel Human Progress for Decades More
June 16 2014 10:03 AM
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday at the Asia Society dinner in Texas that the country should target to be a global affordable energy superpower. And the way to do that would be for the country to continue making available to the world as fuel.