ENG: Julia Eileen Gillard (born 29 September 1961) is the 27th and current Prime Minister of Australia since June 2010.
Gillard was elected at the 1998 federal election to the House of Representatives seat of Lalor, Victoria for the Australian Labor Party. Following the 2001 federal election, Gillard was elected to the shadow cabinet with the portfolios of Population and Immigration. The Reconciliation and Indigenous Affairs and the Health portfolios were added in 2003. In December 2006, Kevin Rudd was elected Labor leader and Leader of the Opposition, with Gillard as deputy leader.
Gillard became the Deputy Prime Minister upon Labor's victory in the 2007 federal election, also serving as Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. On 24 June 2010, after Rudd lost the ...
JULIA Gillard says she works closely with Kevin Rudd and that he is a valued member of her team, rejecting calls for an ALP internal review to be publicly released to halt damaging leaks that have inflamed leadership tensions between the pair.
As the Prime Minister rejected suggestions she snubbed her predecessor in a speech to the ALP's national conference, Ms Gillard said Mr Rudd was doing a "great job".
But Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said there were clear cut divisions between Ms Gillard and Mr Rudd and if they did not sort out their differences “one or other of them has to ...
The House of Representatives has passed the bill to replace the previous government's WorkChoices laws.A Senate committee is now holding an inquiry into the bill.The Coalition supported the bill on the basis that the Federal Government won a mandate at the last election.Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard told the Opposition that people will expect them to take the same attitude in the Senate next year."We are not expecting that inquiry to be used to hold up the delivery of this bill and we are not expecting the Opposition in the Senate to play games to hold this bill up or to stop the ...
IT was telling that on the Monday morning after the weekend Council of Australian Governments meeting, ABC local radio in Sydney excitedly declared it day one in the education revolution. For ABC broadcaster Deborah Cameron, the revolution was about computers. Was this the Great Leap Forward? she asked rhetorically. Cameron should have googled, if only to remind herself that Mao Zedong's program led to the deaths of many millions of Chinese. Historical quibbles aside, for the next few minutes Cameron and NSW Education Minister Verity Firth applauded the coming revolution for delivering a ...
Change is never easy but benefits will flow
For the past thirty years, footy has embraced difficult changes, like an independent commission and a national draft.
They’ve always had their critics but they’ve made the competition stronger than ever before.
Australians have a fair bit of commonsense that winding back the clock is never really the best thing – whether it’s for a footy club or for the country.
We're not just a lucky country
In the last week, there has been a growing understanding among Australians that our economy really is among the best in the world.
Independent commentators, international ratings agencies, the IMF, OECD, World Bank and the Governor of the Reserve Bank are now all talking about how strong our economy is– perhaps stronger than many realise.
Transcript of Interview with David Koch & Melissa Doyle
DAVID KOCH: We are very excited here at Sunrise because a charity close to our heart is getting a welcome boost from the Federal Government. Prime Minister Julia Gillard will this morning pledge $5 million towards Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets program.
The charity has been helping homeless and disadvantaged young people get back on their feet for more than 20 years.
Julia Gillard misleads parliament on who sought the dodgy AWU association
Julia Gillard has misled parliament on who sought the dodgy AWU association, which was used to defraud the AWU, in an attempt to protect her former boyfriend Bruce Wilson. Gillard and Wilson are playing the blame Ralph Blewitt game to protect themselves. Bruce Wilson was the brains behind the fraud and setting up the association to facilitate [...]