Gillard, Julia Eileen (1961-)

Also known as
Gillard, Julia
GILLARD, Julia Eileen, (the Hon) (1961-)
Field of activity
Parliamentarian and Prime Minister; Member for Lalor (Vic)
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Biographies

Born 29.9.1961, Barry, Wales.

Parliamentary Service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Lalor, Victoria, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010.

Committee Service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Employment, Education and Workplace Relations from 8.12.98 to 8.10.01; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 20.3.03 to 18.8.03.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 8.12.98 to 11.2.02; Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund from 20.3.03 to 11.8.03.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

  • Member, Official Australian Observer Mission to the Indonesian Elections, June 1999.
  • Member, Official Committee Exchange Visit by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Workplace Relations, New Zealand, June 2001.
  • Official visits to New Zealand, June 2008; USA, UK and Singapore, June-July 2008; Switzerland and India, January-February 2009; USA and Israel, June 2009; Afghanistan, Switzerland and Belgium, October 2010; Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia, October-November 2010.

Parliamentary Party Positions

  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 22.11.01 to 3.12.07. Shadow Minister for Population and Immigration from 25.11.01 to 2.7.03; and Shadow Minister for Reconciliation and Indigenous Affairs from 18.2.03 to 2.7.03; Shadow Minister for Health from 2.7.03 to 10.12.06; Shadow Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations from 10.12.06; Shadow Minister for Social Inclusion from 10.12.06 to 3.12.07.
  • Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the House from 2.7.03 to 8.12.03.
  • Manager of Opposition Business in the House from 8.12.03 to 10.12.06.
  • Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party from 4.12.06 to 24.6.10.
  • Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party from 24.6.10.
  • Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 4.12.06 to 3.12.07.

Party Positions

  • ALP State Conference Delegate (Vic) and various branch positions from 1982.
  • President, ALP Carlton Branch 1985-89.
  • Co-Convener, Affirmative Action Working Party 1993-94.
  • Member, Administrative Committee (Vic) 1993-97.

Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA, LLB (Melb).
  • Solicitor 1987-95; Partner 1990-95.
  • Chief of Staff to the Victorian Leader of the Opposition, J Brumby, MLA 1995-98.

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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.

  • 29 September 1961 Born: daughter of John Oliver and Moira Gillard
  • 1980 Member, Adelaide University Union
  • 1981 President, Adelaide University Union
  • 1982 Vice-President, National Education Australian Union of Studies
  • 1982 - 1983 Member, National Let's Develop Education Committee, Victorian Branch of the Australian Labor Party
  • 1983 President, Australian Union of Students
  • 1987 - 1990 Solictor, Slater & Gordon Solictors
  • 1990 - 1996 Partner, Slater & Gordon Solictors
  • 1993 - 1997 Member, Administrative Committee, Victorian Branch of the Australian Labor Party
  • 1996 - 1998 Chief of Staff to Leader of the Opposition John Brumby
  • 1998 Elected Member House of Representatives (MHR) for the Australian Labor Party (ALP) for the Victorian electorate of Lalor
  • 2001 - 2003 Shadow Minister for Population and Immigration
  • 2003 Shadow Minister for Reconciliation and Indigenous Affairs
  • 2003 - 2006 Shadow Minister for Health
  • 2006 - 2007 Deputy Leader of the Opposition
  • 2007 - 2010 Deputy Prime Minister
  • 2010 - Prime Minister of Australia

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  1. The Making of Julia Gillard
    Kent, Jacqueline
    [2009]
    Published: Penguin
  2. Gillard becomes Australia's first female PM after Rudd goes down without fightThe Age : Gillard becomes Australia's first female PM after Rudd goes down without fight
    Staff reporters
    [2010]
    Published: John Fairfax
    Series: http://www.theage.com.au/national/gillard-becomes-australias-first-female-pm-after-rudd-goes-down-without-fight-20100624-z02g.html
  3. Ms Julia Gillard MP
    Parliament House, House of Representatives
    Series: http://www.aph.gov.au/house/members/member.asp?id=83L
  4. Who's who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    [2002]
    Published: Crown Content

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  5. Australian Federal Minister for Education and Australian Federal Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Australian Federal Minister for Social Inclusion
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  7. Budget 2009-10, ministerial statement on education, employment and workplace relations : jobs, productivity and fairness - a foundation for recovery / statement by the Honourable Julia Gillard MP, Minister for Education, Minister for Employment and W...
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  10. Brief to the prime minister the Honourable Julia Gillard MP / Australian Government, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
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