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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

Headlines Around the Web

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

Julia Gillard Admits to a Controversial Deed

By IBTimes AU

Julia Gillard admits to a ‘controversial’ deed that made book The Fights of My Life in the news before launch (Jul 30)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE

Iron Ore Mining
BHP Billiton Goads Abbott Government to Also Repeal Mining Tax Law

By IBTimes AU

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. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, TELSTRA, TONY ABBOTT, RIO TINTO, TAX LAW

Australia's Prime Minister Abbott speaks during session of World Economic Forum in Davos
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten Enjoys 5% Lead Over PM Tony Abbott as Preferred Prime Minister of Australia

By IBTimes AU

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. (Jul 22)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT, TAX LAW

Tony Abbott
Carbon Tax Repeal Measure Loses in Senate by 2 Votes, Abbott Government to Try Again Next Week

By IBTimes AU

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 Ab... (Jul 11)

MORE TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE, WOOLWORTHS, TONY ABBOTT, QANTAS

Tony Abbott
New Aussie Senator Jacqui Lambie Finally Meets Psychotic Politician-cum-PM; Crossbenchers Side With Opposition & Greens in Pushing for a Climate Change Debate

By IBTimes AU

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. (Jul 08)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, CLIMATE CHANGE, TONY ABBOTT, TAX LAW

Tony Abbott
New Australian Senator Jacqui Lambie Says She Has No Regrets Calling PM Tony Abbott a Political Psychopath

By IBTimes AU

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. (Jul 04)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT, KATE MIDDLETON

PM Tony Abbott Says Australia Should Aim to be Global Affordable Energy Superpower, Insists Coal to Fuel Human Progress for Decades More

By IBTimes AU

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. (Jun 16)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, TONY ABBOTT, TAX LAW

Hillary Clinton Says Julia Gillard Was a Victim of Outrageous Sexism; Former PM’s Ex-BF Discloses $200,000 Offer to Lie About Home Renovation Funding

By IBTimes AU

The United States' wannabe first female president, Hillary Clinton, defended Australia's first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, in her new book titled Hard Choices. (Jun 11)

MORE TOPICS: HILLARY CLINTON, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT, LAWYER

Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott Vow More Prosperity in New Year’s Messages
Tony Abbott, Eat Your Heart Out, Julia Gillard is 2nd Most Admired Figure in 2013

By IBTimes AU

Embattled Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott would likely be eating his heart out to know that his political nemesis, former PM Julia Gillard, whom he often used to beat in political surveys, is the second most admired figure in 2013. (May 29)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, NELSON MANDELA, TONY ABBOTT

Rachel Griffiths Sees Julia Gillard as Exemplary Young ex-Prime Minister

By IBTimes AU

Rachel Griffiths thinks of ex-Prime Minister Julai Gillar as the only young ex-Prime Minister with so much capacity (May 26)