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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

Putin Walks Past Obama At The G20 In St. Petersburg
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. (7:26 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, DMITRY MEDVEDEV, CLIMATE CHANGE, UKRAINE, G20

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris
Hillary Clinton Says Start Laughing At Tony Abbott

By IBTimes AU

Hillary Clinton advises for Australian women – including Julia Gillard – to start laughing at PM Tony Abbott’s sexist remark (Sep 26)

MORE TOPICS: HILLARY CLINTON, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

Australian flags fly at half-mast atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a sign of respect for those killed in the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash
'Gay Marriage Will Be Legal in Australia': Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard

By IBTimes AU

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard said that same-sex marriage will eventually be a reality in Australia. (Sep 23)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TONY ABBOTT

Iron Ore Mining
Australia Repeals Mining Tax Law

By IBTimes AU

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Abbott has mining tycoon and MP Clive Palmer to thank for because after one year in power, the Coalition successfully repealed the mining tax law on Tuesday. (Sep 03)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT, TAX LAW

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott
PM Tony Abbott to Sign Julia Gillard-Brokered Uranium Deal With India

By IBTimes AU

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. (Aug 19)

MORE TOPICS: NUCLEAR WEAPONS, PAKISTAN, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, TONY ABBOTT

A lesbian couple hold hands during a mass wedding ceremony in Mexico City
Another Aussie Boy Writes to PM Abbott to Ask Why 2 Lesbian Mums Can’t Get Married

By IBTimes AU

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 sup... (Aug 13)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

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