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#Julia Gillard

# julia-gillard - Monday 20 July, 2015

Apparently there is one basic rule to speaking like an Australian

It has a lot to do with making everything shorter.

# julia-gillard - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Australian PM Kevin Rudd concedes election to this man

The Conservative challenger Tony Abbott has ousted Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd as millions of Australians voted overnight.

# julia-gillard - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Column: Australian politics is at a crossroads – a fact belied by a lacklustre election campaign

Thousands of young Irish men and women in Australia on working visas are becoming caught up in an ugly xenophobic campaign about keeping jobs for locals, writes NSW Senator Ursula Stephens.

# julia-gillard - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Australian PM vows to hold referendum to recognise Aboriginals

Kevin Rudd said he wants the matter put to the Australian people within two years of the election of the next parliament.

# julia-gillard - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Australia's new leader says: 'Let's be kinder and gentler with each other'

Kevin Rudd’s words to MPs came after he was sworn is as Australian prime minister for a second time having earlier ousted Labor colleague Julia Gillard.

# julia-gillard - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Julia Gillard ousted as Australian prime minister… by the man she replaced

Early elections are on the cards after dramatic events in the Australian Labor Party this morning which see Kevin Rudd return to power.

# julia-gillard - Friday 14 June, 2013

Updated: DJ sacked after he asked the Australian PM if her partner is gay Australia This post contains videos

Updated: DJ sacked after he asked the Australian PM if her partner is gay

Howard Sattler’s questioning of Julia Gillard has caused controversy.

# julia-gillard - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Australia defends decision to leave asylum-seekers' bodies in Indian Ocean

Up to 13 bodies were spotted in the water but were not recovered while the hunt for survivors was on and now customs off say they were now too busy rescuing other boats.

# julia-gillard - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Australia launches national child sex abuse inquiry

Gillard ordered the inquiry last year after a decade of growing pressure to investigate widespread allegations of paedophilia in schools and churches.

# julia-gillard - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Julia Gillard survives 'leadership spill' in Australia

The PM declared Labor’s leadership woes “completely at an end”.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Australia apologises for 'unethical, dishonest and illegal' forced adoptions

The emotional statement was delivered by Prime Minister Julia Gillard today.

# julia-gillard - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Julian Assange to run for Australian senate, his mum says he'll be 'awesome'

The Wikileaks founder intends to run in the September poll even though he is currently holed-up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

# julia-gillard - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Sympathy over US school shooting stretches globe

World leaders have expressed their condolences over the killing and raised questions about America’s lax gun laws.

# julia-gillard - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Column: We've passed the children's referendum, but there's more to do

The sexual abuse scandals in Australia’s Catholic Church and the BBC show that there is still work to do beyond the contitutional change passed earlier this month, says the Children’s Rights Alliance.

# julia-gillard - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Australia abuse inquiry: Church should not be scapegoated, says Church

Australia’s most senior Catholic cleric has welcomed a probe into paedophilia in the church as a way of separating “fact from fiction”.

# julia-gillard - Monday 12 November, 2012

Australia: Inquiry into Catholic Church child sex abuse scandal announced Australia This post contains videos

Australia: Inquiry into Catholic Church child sex abuse scandal announced

Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a national inquiry into institutional responses to child sex abuse after a series of revelations.

# julia-gillard - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Australian opposition leader apologises to PM in fresh sexism row Australia This post contains videos

Australian opposition leader apologises to PM in fresh sexism row

Tony Abbott apologised over remarks about the government being inexperienced when it comes to having babies, a veiled dig at childless prime minister Julia Gillard.

# julia-gillard - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Australian PM outburst prompts misogyny definition update

Dictionary updating definition, after Prime Minister Julia Gillard lambasted opposition leader Tony Abbott as a misogynist in parliament last week.

# julia-gillard - Friday 12 October, 2012

Victims remembered on 10th anniversary of Bali bombings

Survivors and loved-ones paid tribute to the 202 victims of the nightclub bombings on the Indonesian island of Bali, carried out by religious extremists in 2002.

# julia-gillard - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Restaurant removes urinals shaped like woman's mouth

The two urinals designed by female Dutch artist Meike van Schijndel, which resemble a woman’s lipsticked mouth, are to be removed after being labelled “an example of misogyny”.

# julia-gillard - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

VIDEO: Australian PM lashes out at 'sexist' Abbott

Gillard accused Abbott of hypocrisy and double-standards after he called for the removal of speaker Peter Slipper over lurid text messages.

# julia-gillard - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Australia shelves Aboriginal referendum

The country said there was not enough public support for the move, which would have recognised Australia’s original inhabitants in the constitution for the first time.

# julia-gillard - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Australian parliament votes down proposal for same-sex marraige

The government allows MPs to have a free vote in the House of Representatives – meaning a 98-42 defeat.

# julia-gillard - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Anti-Islam film protests spread to Australia

Police in Sydney clashed with demonstrators outside at Hyde Park.

# julia-gillard - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Obama and Aldrin lead tributes to 'American hero' Neil Armstrong

The US president, and the man who first joined him on the moon, pay tribute to the late astronaut.

# julia-gillard - Monday 2 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Video: Australian trade minister breaks into song mid-interview Viral Video This post contains videos

Video: Australian trade minister breaks into song mid-interview

Craig Emerson defended the government’s controversial carbon tax in an unusual way…

# julia-gillard - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

NATO leaders meet to discuss handover and exit from Afghanistan

Funding of the fledgling Afghanistan security forces is expected to top the agenda at the two-day talks in Brussels.

# julia-gillard - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Australia to withdraw troops from Afghanistan one year early

Prime Minister’s announcement comes weeks before NATO summit in Chicago.

# julia-gillard - Monday 27 February, 2012

Australian prime minister Julia Gillard sees off leadership challenge

A leadership ballot called by her predecessor Kevin Rudd ends with an easy victory for the incumbent prime minister.

# julia-gillard - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Julia Gillard calls leadership vote in Australia

Prime Minister Julia Gillard said a ballot is needed in order to settle the leadership question “once and for all”.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know by 9am: Post-mortems due in Carlow, government to unveil back-to-work programme, and did your ancestors cause ‘malicious injury to a bicycle’?

# julia-gillard - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Former premier Kevin Rudd quits Australian cabinet amid growing rift

Members of the Australian Labor party may vote on Julia Gillard’s leadership on Monday after former premier Kevin Rudd quit.

# julia-gillard - Monday 20 February, 2012

Former Aussie PM denies rumours of leadership challenge against Gillard

Kevin Rudd, who was ousted by Julia Gillard and remains her foreign secretary, is thought to be eyeing up the leadership.

# julia-gillard - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Video: Australian PM Julia Gillard trapped by angry protesters Australia This post contains videos

Video: Australian PM Julia Gillard trapped by angry protesters

The PM was at an Australia Day event with opposition leader Tony Abbott, who has been criticised by Aboriginal activists for his comments on the Tent Embassy.

# julia-gillard - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Obama insists US does not 'fear China'

A new security agreement between the US and Australia has been widely viewed as a response to Beijing’s growing aggressiveness – but Obama has insisted that America is not fearful of China’s rise.

Watch: David Cameron impersonates Australian PM G'Dave This post contains videos

Watch: David Cameron impersonates Australian PM

Seemingly Julia Gillard uses the term “sheilas”.

# julia-gillard - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Australian broadcaster criticised over prime minister Gillard 'sex scene' Not In These Parts

Australian broadcaster criticised over prime minister Gillard 'sex scene'

A comedy scene depicting a fictional version of the prime minister draped in an Australian flag has been heavily criticised.

# julia-gillard - Monday 5 September, 2011

Eurozone not destined for a double-dip - Barroso

The head of the European Commission insists that the bloc will continue to grow, albeit at a rate slower than first hoped.

# julia-gillard - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Australia to tax the nation's worst polluters Environment This post contains videos

Australia to tax the nation's worst polluters

Australia aims to reduce carbon pollution by 160 million tons by 2020 with the tax – but the opposition says the move is simply “socialism masquerading as environmentalism”.

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