A nameless RFF staff member: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot revealed a draft bill last week that would repeal the country’s controversial carbon tax. The current per-ton tax, introduced by previous PM Julia Gillard, began as a fixed-price emissions scheme that would switch to market trading in 2015. Abbot’s alternative...
At a recent event at the Sydney Opera House, a young boy questioned former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard on her opposition to marriage equality. read more
Last night, at a forum at the Sydney Opera House, a young boy got a huge round of applause and cheers when he asked former Prime Minister Julia Gillard: "How come you didn't let gay people get married?" Watch, AFTER...
Many Australians are celebrating the win of Tony Abbott and his coalition government as a vote by the populace against the much hated Carbon Tax ramrodded by former prime minister Julia Gillard. David Elder of Australia, commenting on this event … Continue reading ?
Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is no stranger to controversy -- what with all the flying sandwiches she's dodged and gender battles she's waged. But apparently she can't even catch a break after ceding power to Kevin Rudd following a dramatic leadership shakeup within her party this week. Show More Summary
On June 26 Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard lost on a Labor Party ballot to former PM Kevin Rudd. Gillard made a name for herself not only by being Australia's first female PM, but also by passing a carbon tax that became "the...Show More Summary
Because of all the marriage news this week I didn't have time to note that anti-equality Australian PM Julia Gillard was ousted by Kevin Rudd, in his second term as Prime Minister, offering hope for that nation's battle over same-se...
The same party is in charge, but its leader has changed. And that means Julia Gillard is out as Australian prime minister and Kevin Rudd is in.
by Andrew Smith, LifeSiteNews Australian correspondent June 26, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Australian Prime Minister and co-founder of EMILYs List in Australia, Julia Gillard, has been spectacularly dumped by her own party last night in the face of certain electoral wipe-out in the September 2013 federal election. The ousting comes just over…
Okay, it’s true, inter-party disputes in Australia don’t usually grab headlines up north. But the news today that Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been ousted as leader of the country’s Labor Party in favor of Kevin Rudd is actually … Continue reading ?
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard deposed Labor Party colleague Kevin Rudd in a dramatic 2010 party coup. On Wednesday, Rudd returned the favor, when a committee of Labor leaders voted to put him back at the head of the party in a closed-door, 57-to-45 vote. Show More Summary
Australia’s first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, has been swept from office in an internal party coup. She lost a snap leadership election of her Labor party caucus to Kevin Rudd, the man she ousted as prime minister in a similar vote just three years and two days ago. Few will mourn Gillard’s departure. Show More Summary
Julia Gillard was Australian Prime Minister until a few hours ago, when she lost the battle for her party’s leadership to former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd. Of course, politics is a ‘ dirty business’ all the world over, and leaders come and go all the time. Show More Summary
If you want to understand what has just happened in Australian politics, where the Labor Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been deposed by an internal party coup, try to imagine Tony Blair being ousted by Ed Miliband. That is, imagine a leader who at least has something going for him/herself in terms of dynamism and [...]
Oh well it’s been eventful…but Julia’s out (from the BBC). Wednesday’s leadership test was the third faced by Ms Gillard since she took office in 2010. She herself ousted Mr Rudd as prime minister in 2010. The BBC’s Nick Bryant in Sydney says Mr Rudd has exacted his revenge, after three years of him and his [...]
Julia Gillard has lost a leadership ballot in the Australian Labor Party to former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. She called the contest to bring an end to the battles in… Continue reading The post Julia Gillard defeated by Kevin Rudd in Labor leadership contest appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
I love Australian politics, with its high quality insults, drama and, best of all, its fantastic personality clashes. But today we lovers of classic leadership battles have scooped the pot. Having forced a vote, prime minister Julia Gillard is out and Kevin Rudd – a veteran old ham – is in as Labor leader by [...]
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been ousted as Labor Party leader by her predecessor, Kevin Rudd, in vote of party lawmakers hoping to avoid a huge defeat in upcoming elections.
(CANBERRA, Australia) — Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard threw open her job to a leadership ballot Wednesday in response to reports that supporters of her intra-party rival Kevin Rudd were gearing up to challenge her. Gillard said there will be a ballot of lawmakers in the ruling Labor Party at 7 p.m. Show More Summary
A recent photo session showing Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard knitting a “royal kangaroo” for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s unborn baby has sparked uproar Down Under as the Commonwealth gets ready for its federal election in September. Show More Summary