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Life Imitates Veep in Australia

Malcolm Turnbull is either unable to come up with meaningful campaign slogans or is a closet Julia Louis-Dreyfus fan. The Australian prime minister has gone on a bender lately with the words "continuity and change," hoping to convince Aussies that he'll keep some policies of the country's Liberal Party in...

‘Veep’ star Julia Louis-Dreyfus dumbstruck as Australian PM imitates US comedy

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The writers of American political comedy “Veep” thought it was the most meaningless slogan they could conjure up, but in Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull looks to have adopted it with relish. In a strange case of life apparently imitating art, Turnbull has taken to explaining...

Aussie of the Year panel miss the point

WITHOUT doubt last week’s Australian of the Year was the most mismanaged and divisive event since former Prime Minister Julia Gillard was dragged out of…

Redefine the spotlight like Julia Gillard

Just the other day, I was reading an article about former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and how she has achieved international fame and it struck a chord with me. The article talks about how instead of craving attention she has been doing substantial things in the past few years. Show More Summary

Julia Gillard: 'We can make a difference' in education

The former Australian prime minister on her work with the Global Partnership for Education.

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

9 months agoLGBT / 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

9 months agoLGBT / Gay : Out Traveler G.P.S.

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'

2 years 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

2 years agoHumor : 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

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