Gillard, Julia Eileen, (BA, LLB) (1961-)

Gillard, Julia Eileen, (BA, LLB) (1961-)
Also known as
Gillard, Julia
Gillard, Julia Eileen, (the Hon.) (1961-)
Field of activity
Parliamentarian; Prime Minister; Past Member of the Australian Federal Parliament; MP; Member for Lalor, Victoria
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NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-727096

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Born 29.9.1961, Barry, Wales, UK.

Member for Lalor (Vic) 1998-2013

 

Ministerial Appointments:

  • Prime Minister from 24.6.10 to 27.6.13.
  • Deputy Prime Minister from 3.12.07 to 24.6.10.
  • Minister for Education from 3.12.07 to 28.6.10.
  • Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations from 3.12.07 to 28.6.10.
  • Minister for Social Inclusion from 3.12.07 to 28.6.10.

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On June 24, 2010, Julia Gillard became the first woman Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia and retained her position after the federal election, which was held on 21 August 2010. She leads a minority Labor Government, supported by a member of the Greens party and three Independents. Her career in parliamentary politics began when she was elected Member of the House of Representatives for Lalor (Victoria) in 1998 and re-elected in 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010. She became Deputy Leader of the Opposition (ALP) in December 2006. On the election of the Labor Government in November 2007, she assumed the position of Deputy Prime Minister and took on the portfolios of Employment and Workplace Relations, Education and Social Inclusion.

Educated at Unley High School (SA) and the Universities of Adelaide and Melbourne, Julia Gillard worked as a solicitor with Slater and Gordon from 1987 to 1990, when she became a partner with the firm. In 1996, Gillard became Chief-of-Staff to John Brumby (then Leader of the Victorian Opposition) and retained her position until her election to federal parliament in 1998.

Gillard has served as Shadow Minister for Population and Immigration (November 2001 to July 2003); Shadow Minister for Reconciliation and Indigenous Affairs (February 2003 to July 2003); Shadow Minister for Health (July 2003 to December 2006); and Manager of Opposition Business (December 2003 to December 2006). She became Deputy Leader of the Opposition in December 2006. In 2010 she became Prime Minister of Australia.

  • Born: daughter of John Oliver and Moira Gillard
  • Member, Adelaide University Union
  • President, Adelaide University Union
  • Vice-President, National Education Australian Union of Studies
  • Member, National Let's Develop Education Committee, Victorian Branch of the Australian Labor Party
  • President, Australian Union of Students
  • Solictor, Slater & Gordon Solictors
  • Partner, Slater & Gordon Solictors
  • Member, Administrative Committee, Victorian Branch of the Australian Labor Party
  • Chief of Staff to Leader of the Opposition John Brumby
  • Elected Member House of Representatives (MHR) for the Australian Labor Party (ALP) for the Victorian electorate of Lalor
  • Shadow Minister for Population and Immigration
  • Shadow Minister for Reconciliation and Indigenous Affairs
  • Shadow Minister for Health
  • Deputy Leader of the Opposition
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Prime Minister of Australia

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Australian Parliamentary Library

  1. Julia Gillard
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Australian Women's Register

  1. Gillard, Julia Eileen
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia
    Smart, Judith and Swain, Shurlee (eds)
    [2014]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  3. The Making of Julia Gillard
    Kent, Jacqueline
    [Australia]
    Published: Penguin
  4. Gillard becomes Australia's first female PM after Rudd goes down without fight
    Staff reporters
    [2010]
    Published: John Fairfax
    Series: IspartOf The Age
  5. Ms Julia Gillard MP
    Parliament House, House of Representatives
  6. From Lady Denman to Katy Gallagher: A Century of Women's Contributions to Canberra
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2013]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  7. Who's Who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Crown Content
  8. Photo Montage Julia Gillard
    [24 June 2010]

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