Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia
Prime Minister of Australia from 24th June 2010
Australian Labor Party.
Julia Eileen Gillard, born in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom on 29th September 1961. Migrated to Australia in 1966.
- 1996 Julia Gillard served as Chief-of-Staff to John Brumby, the Victorian Opposition Leader until 1998
- 1998 Elected as a House of Representatives Member for Lalor.
- 2001 Shadow Minister of Population and Immigration.
- 2003 Shadow Minister of Reconciliation and Indigenous Affairs.
- 2003 Shadow Health Minister
- 2006 Deputy Leader of the Opposition
- 2007 Deputy Prime Minister of Australia.
- 2010 Appointed Prime Minister of Australia, following a swift internal Labor party change.
General Elections won by Julia Gillard as ALP Leader
17 May 2010 (The Age)
JULIA GILLARD: “There’s more chance of me becoming the full-forward for the Dogs (Western Bulldogs AFL team) than there is any chance of a change in the Labor party.”
12 June 2010
JOURNALIST: Will you challenge for the leadership before or after the election?
JULIA GILLARD: You know I’ve answered this question a million times with increasingly ridiculous sporting analogies. I do note of course that the Dogs are playing the Lions this weekend, maybe that’s not that smartest thing for me to be saying at a press conference in Brisbane, but rather than do another sporting analogy can I say what I’ve said all along, the speculation is, in my view, completely absurd.
18 June 2010 (Today Show)
LISA WILKINSON: If you get to a point leading up to the election where there is just no other way around it, will you put aside any personal allegiance you might have to the Prime Minister and put the party first and step up to the plate which many people are saying you should?
JULIA GILLARD: Well I’m going to say once again, expect to see me playing in Barry Hall’s position first on that basis.
24th June 2010
I wonder why the above was actually a load of…