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Gillard Government

Politician + Incumbent + Governor
Female
Born Sep 29, 1961
Age 52
Hometown Barry, Vale of Gl...
Political Party Australian Labor ...

The Gillard Government refers to the incumbent federal executive government of Australia led by the Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, of the Australian Labor Party. The Gillard government commenced at 1 PM on 24 June, 2010 when she was sworn in as Prime Minister by the Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Gillard Government.

CHILDHOOD

1961 Birth Born on September 29, 1961.

THIRTIES

2001 39 Years Old The Gillard Government had inherited the Howard and Rudd Governments' commitment to the War in Afghanistan which followed the 2001 September 11 attacks in the United States. … Read More

FORTIES

2006 44 Years Old Julia Gillard became deputy leader of the Labor opposition during the final term of the Howard Coalition Government in December 2006. … Read More
2007 45 Years Old 1 More Event
The Rudd-Gillard ticket went on to defeat the long serving Howard Government at the 2007 election.
2009 47 Years Old In 2009, Gillard oversaw the government's "Building the Education Revolution" program, which allocated $16 billion to build new school accommodation including classrooms, libraries and assembly halls as part of the government's economic stimulus program in response to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. The expense of the scheme became controversial. After an initial period of popularity, by mid 2009, following the failure of the Government's insulation program and amidst controversy regarding the implementation of a tax on mining, the failure of the government to secure passage of its Carbon Trading Scheme and some policy debate about immigration policy, significant disaffection had arisen within the Labor Party as to the leadership style and direction of Kevin Rudd. … Read More
…  In an emotional address, Minister Anthony Albanese announced that he had offered his resignation as Leader of the House of Representatives and would be supporting Rudd because he believed the manner in which he had been replaced in 2010 was wrong. … Read More
Following the 2011 Egyptian revolution and resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, Rudd called for "constitutional reform and a clear timetable towards free and fair elections". … Read More

FIFTIES

In January 2012, Greens leader Bob Brown announced a cessation of his weekly meetings with the Prime Minister following a dispute over her handling of Tasmanian forestry. … Read More
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