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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

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Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop walks with her Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari (not in picture) in Baghdad October 18, 2014. Bishop arrived in Baghdad for talks with Iraqi officials on Australia's role in the fight against Islamic State.
Unlikely For Julie Bishop To Be 2nd Female PM Of Australia

By IBTimes AU

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. (Dec 18)

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A surface-to-surface Agni-V missile is launched from the Wheeler Island off the eastern Indian state of Odisha September 15, 2013. India successfully test-fired for a second time a nuclear-capable missile on Sunday that can reach Beijing and much of Europ
Australia-India Uranium Deal Under Scrutiny For 'Lack of Safeguards'

By IBTimes AU

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. (Dec 11)

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) is pictured on the floor of Australia's House of Representatives with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) and Australian Opposition Leader Bill Shorten following Abe's address to both houses of parliament in Can
Latest Poll Shows Bill Shorten Considered By Aussies As Stronger, More Trustworthy & Competent Than PM Tony Abbott

By IBTimes AU

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 term... (Dec 09)

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Speaks During The Launch Of A Student Mobility Program
Federal Election 2017: Cabinet Reshuffle Most Likely Says Pm Tony Abbott

By IBTimes AU

Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Leigh Sales of 7.30 that Cabinet reshuffle may happen before the next federal election. (Dec 05)

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A girl looks at Barbie dolls during a Barbie exhibition in Zagreb May 15, 2012.
PM Tony Abbott Angers Gender-Neutral Group With Sexist Remarks About Toys

By IBTimes AU

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. (Dec 03)

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Former Australian Prime Ministers (L-R) Malcolm Fraser, Julia Gillard, Bob Hawke, current Prime Minister Tony Abbott, John Howard, Kevin Rudd and Paul Keating assemble for a photograph at the completion of a memorial service for former Prime Minister Goug
PM Tony Abbott Gets Jeers While Nemesis Julia Gillard Gets Standing Ovation At Whitlam Memorial Service

By IBTimes AU

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. (Nov 06)

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Electricity Companies Didn’t Pass On Full Benefit Of Carbon Tax Repeal To Aussie Consumers

By IBTimes AU

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 feder... (Oct 23)

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra January 30, 2013. Gillard stunned voters on Wednesday by setting a national election for September 14, eight months away, in her first major political speech for 2013. E
Rudd And Gillard Leadership Casts Doubts On Federal Government

By IBTimes AU

Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard’s regimes have voters now doubting the Federal Government. (Oct 10)

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra January 30, 2013. Gillard stunned voters on Wednesday by setting a national election for September 14, eight months away, in her first major political speech for 2013. E
No Bronze Statue Yet For PM Tony Abbott As Ballarat Runs Out Of Funds For Botanical Garden Bust

By IBTimes AU

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. (Oct 10)

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Former Australian PM Julia Gillard Says Setting Economic Growth Target In G20 'Not Enough'

By IBTimes AU

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. (Sep 30)

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