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Australian politician and lawyer, 27th Prime Minister of Australia

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Julia Gillard: Australian politician and lawyer, 27th Prime Minister of Australia
Julia Eileen Gillard is an Australian former politician who served as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Australian Labor Party from 2010 to 2013. She was previously the 13th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia from 2007 until 2010 and held the cabinet positions of Minister for Education, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister for Social Inclusion from 2007 to 2010. She is the first and only woman to hold the positions of Deputy Prime Minister, Prime Minister and leader of a major party in Australia.

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Labor's carbon price proves effective climate policy is possible, Julia Gillard says

The former prime minister says Australia would be in a different place on climate if the carbon tax had continued.
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Ten years since Australia got its first female prime minister, how diverse is our parliament?

On 24 June 2010, Julia Gillard was sworn in as Australia’s 27th – and first female – prime minister. But a decade on, gender equality in politics has some way to go.
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Former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard regrets not calling out sexist language earlier

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she should have called out sexist language earlier in her prime ministership.
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Julia Gillard takes job with UK medical charity funding coronavirus vaccines

The charity has an investment portfolio worth more than $50 billion that has funded biomedical research into pandemics including COVID-19, Ebola and Zika.
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Former top Obama adviser says Tony Abbott didn't 'really know what he was talking about'

A former Obama adviser has recounted how the former US president's team watched Julia Gillard's misogyny speech to deal with frustrations with former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott.
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Quadrant magazine may be in contempt of court with attack on 'childless' Pell judge

An article in the conservative journal claimed the case against George Pell was driven by feminists including Julia Gillard.
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From Greta Thunberg to Julia Gillard: Here's who Australian girls say are their role models

A report released for Day of the Girl has found there is no shortage of female role models for Australia’s next generation of leaders to look up to.
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'Suicide greatest public health challenge of our time': Former PM Julia Gillard

All sectors of the Australian community are aligned in the fight against suicide, former prime minister Julia Gillard says.
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Gillard's take on Labor's election - fear campaigning is easier now

‘‘I am prepared to say I was surprised. Surprised and disappointed,’’ Gillard said of the election result.’’
The Age - Published

From the Archives: Julia Gillard becomes Australia's first female PM

On June 24, 2009 Julia Gillard defeated Kevin Rudd in a challenge for the leadership of the Labor party. She became Australia's first female prime minister.
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Men must call out sexism too: Gillard

Former prime minister Julia Gillard says while women should call out sexism and bullying, it can be more powerful if men do so.
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