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Former Australian PM Julia Gillard Comes Out in Support of Marriage Equality

last weekLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Photo via WikiCommons/Kate Lundy As Prime Minister of Australia, Labor leader Julia Gillard was outspoken about her opposition to marriage equality. Citing her feminist beliefs, she said that her stance stemmed from resistance to the...Show More Summary

Former Australian PM Julia Gillard Comes Out in Support of Marriage Equality

The country's current Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has repeatedly thwarted legislative attempts. read more

Julia Gillard on leadership and women in public life

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard received a warm welcome when she returned to her homeland of Wales earlier this week. Visiting the National Assembly for Wales to deliver a lecture for the Women in Public Life scheme, Gillard...Show More Summary

Julia’s advice to Hillary: Don’t Take Any You-Know-What

Former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard offered some advice this week to Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton: If she becomes the first female president of the United States, name and shame any sexism immediately, and don't take any guff. “If anything happens that’s sexist, you’ve got to call it out early rather than thinking it will […]

Flip-Flopping on Adoption: Aussie PM Proposes Shopping for Kids

In March 2013 Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard issued a national apology for forced adoptions of the 20th century. The apology, which recognized the coercion and exploitation of mothers in order to obtain children to meet a demand...Show More Summary

Australian Prime Minister's About-Face on Sexism, Two Years Late

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has accused critics of his chief of staff of being sexist. Abbot was famously the target of former PM Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech in 2012.

Why Julia Gillard should make this military funeral her last

It will be a brave politician that makes the decision to stop attending the funerals of Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan, but that is exactly what Prime Minister Julia Gillard should do. The upcoming funeral of the soldier killed yesterday in Afghanistan should be the last she attends. Show More Summary

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Opens Up About Everything

SYDNEY — The first female prime minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, has come out of hiding for a no-holds-barred interview on her former leadership. In 2010, Gillard ousted Kevin Rudd as leader of the Labor Party in Australia and rose...Show More Summary

Former Australian PM Julia Gillard: Gay Marriage is Coming to 'Most Parts of the Developed World'

11 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who opposed same-sex marriage during her tenure, tells Channel 9 News this week in an interview ahead of the publication of a new memoir that she has accepted it will be a reality, ABC...

Cameron Praised Gillard for Introducing Carbon Tax

Britain's Conservative Prime Minister, David Cameron, personally congratulated former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard when her Labor government introduced the carbon tax. In a move described by the Sydney Morning Herald as aShow More Summary

Aussie media focus on Carr’s assertion that Israel lobby had ‘direct line’ into Prime Minister’s office

Former Australian foreign minister Bob Carr says that former P.M. Julia Gillard didn't allow him to utter a word of criticism against Israeli settlements because the Israel lobby had a "direct line" into her office. Aussie media are taking the assertion seriously, and quizzing lobbyist Mark Liebler about it.

Julia Gillard's epic anti-sexist Parliamentary speech set to music

last yearHumor : Boing Boing

In this video, Australian Voices, a choral group, sets former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's epic anti-misogynist Parliamentary speech to music, doing a rather beautiful job of it.

Australian Ex-PM Sees Bright Future For Female Politicians

Julia Gillard is optimistic about the future of women in politics, despite the sexism she endured as Australia’s first female Prime Minister. Gillard, who was called a “nonproductive old cow” by opposition leaders and who was asked on...Show More Summary

"Australia’s PM Takes on Carbon Tax"

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...

Young Boy Questions Former Australian Prime Minister on Marriage Equality Stance

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

Young Boy Asks Former Australian PM: 'How Come You Didn't Let Gay People Get Married?' — VIDEO

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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...

Quote of the Week, down under edition

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 ?

Photo of the Day: Ousted Australian Leader's Wax Figure Queues Up in Unemployment Line

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

Australian PM Who Supported Biggest CarbonAustralian PM Who Supported Biggest Carbon Tax in History Gets The Boot Tax In History Gets the Boot

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

Julia Gillard Out, Pro-Equality Kevin Rudd In as Australian Prime Minister: VIDEO

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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...

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