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 ...
Justice Rodney Madgwick and the missing court judgement in the Julia Gillard Bruce Wilson AWU fraud scandal
There is a missing court judgement by Justice Madgwick in the Julia Gillard / Bruce Wilson AWU fraud scandal. The court has advised me that he did not publish a judgement which I find scandalous and not believable, especially when put together with the other documents that have gone missing from other sources in relation [...]
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 [...]
Why we're making life a bit easier for parents
This morning, Wayne Swan and I walked to school with Elizabeth and Anthony and their kids, Liam and Lauren.
We had a coffee beforehand – and a chat about some of the things Elizabeth and Anthony have to buy to get their kids ready for school. We could have spent the whole day going through it all.
$5 million for Police Citizens Youth Clubs
The Gillard Government will provide $5 million to Police Citizens Youth Clubs and Blue Light organisations across Australia as part of the $40 million National Crime Prevention Fund announced today.