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Julia Gillard

Julia Eileen Gillard (born 29 September 1961) is the 27th and current Prime Minister of Australia. Born in Wales, Gillard migrated toAdelaide, South Australia with her family as a child. She became involved in Labor student politics in Adelaide and then Melbourne, and worked as an industrial lawyer with a law firm. After serving as Chief of Staff to Victorian opposition leader John Brumby, she was elected Member for Lalor in the House of Representatives at the 1998 election. Read More

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Australia PM keeps post after day of drama

Mar 21, 2013 - MarketWatch

Australia can be food superpower: PM

May 04, 2012 - News.com.au

PM rejects Westfield carbon charge reports

Mar 15, 2012 - News.com.au

Local shares fall after Gillard victory

Feb 27, 2012 - News.com.au

Aussie event risk up on leadership challenge

Feb 24, 2012 - Financial Times

Articles About Julia Gillard

Game of Thrones as Viewed by Ex-pm Julia Gillard

By IBTimes AU

Ex-prime Minister compares Game of Thrones to her time as Australian Prime Minister (Apr 08)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA

‘Love Child’ TV Series: 8 Things to Know

By IBTimes AU

“Love Child” is a TV series from Nine Network that has managed to attract the audience attention and captured their hearts. This drama is set in a time when the world is still coming to terms with the war, while Australia is struggling to adapt to the changing times. (Apr 04)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

Julia Gillard’s Famous Anti-Tony Abbott Misogyny Speech Becomes A Musical [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/tpavaM62Fgo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Julia Gillard’s famous speech about misogyny is now a musical. (Mar 20)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TONY ABBOTT

Bilingual Seniors Are Sharp: Study
OECD Study: Australia’s Life Expectancy Is 6th Longest at 82 Years

By IBTimes AU

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a think tank based in Paris, released its index of social well-being of different economies. (Mar 20)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GDP, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, TONY ABBOTT

Candid shot of Tony Abbott and wife Margie
International Women’s Day 2014: Australian PM Tony Abbott Claims He Is a Feminist

By IBTimes AU

From being charged with misogyny by Australia's first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, and the target of the country's handbag brigade when he was still the Opposition leader, current Prime Minister Tony Abbott is now considered a feminist by opinion makers. (Mar 19)

MORE TOPICS: MANAGEMENT, TONY ABBOTT

March in March: What Goes Around Comes Around for PM Tony Abbott

By IBTimes AU

Thousands of Australians joined March in March protests against Prime Minister Tony Abbott (Mar 17)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, TONY ABBOTT

AU to Make Most Expensive Military Purchase to Date

By IBTimes AU

The Abbott government is set to approved purchase of 86 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, worth $90m each (Mar 12)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, U.S. NAVY

Gillard Talks about Sexism on Global Scale

By IBTimes AU

Speaking with BBC News, former prime minister spoke about sexism as global experience among female country leaders (Feb 27)

Cate McGregor and Tony Abbott
ABC’s Australian Story Features Transgender Friend of PM Tony Abbott

By IBTimes AU

The PM will be introducing Cate McGregor, his college friend, who will be featured in ABC's Australian Story next week. Ms McGregor used to be Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm McGregor, an army officer and cricket expert whom Mr Abbott met during their student days. (Feb 21)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CRICKET, TONY ABBOTT

A man takes part in a protest against the carbon tax in central Sydney
Australian Carbon Tax Collection Hits $4.1B, Short by $1.2B of Expectation

By IBTimes AU

The Australian government collected $4.1 billion carbon tax in 2012/13, $1.2 billion less than the original projection of $7.7 billion. (Feb 17)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT, TAX LAW