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Julia Gillard

 

Julia Gillard

In 1961 Julia Eileen Gillard was born on 29th September. She is an Australian citizen and a politician. She is the 27th Prime Minister of Australia. During the period from 2010 to 2013 elected as Australian Labor Party leader. The first woman holds both the position.

Early Life

Early Julia Eileen Gillard family were in Barry, Wales where she was born, after that they were shifted to Adelaide in South Australia. She started attending to Mitcham Demonstration School and Unley High School in 1966. In 1974 after their arrival to Adelaide the family became the citizens of Australia.

Her mother name was “Moira Gillard” and her father name was “John Gillard”. As a fact Gillard having both Australian and British citizenships. But to enter into the Australian parliament she cancelled her Britain citizenship in 1998.

Education

She started her education at the age of 5years in 1966, later in 1982 she moved to Melbourne, Victoria. She continued her studies in University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts and also completed Bachelor of Laws in 1986. In 1987, while entering before politics, Gillard joined the law firm Slater & Gordon at Werribee, Melbourne, working in industrial law for specializing.

Politics

She entered into politics while she was studying second year at the University of Adelaide by his friend who is a daughter of a Local State Labor Minister, then she joined Labor Club and became part of the campaign to fight against federal education budget cuts.

she became the second woman to lead the Australian Union of Students in 1983 and also she elected formerly to the secretary of the left-wing organization, Socialist Forum. In 1995, she took leaves from her legal firm to get nominated for the position of federal election as a Senate candidate in 1996, standing third on the ALP's ticket, although she was unsuccessful.

Then in 24th June 2010 she became the 27th prime minister of Australia until 27th June 2013.

27th Prime Minister of Australia
In office: 24 June 2010– 27 June 2013
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Quentin Bryce
Deputy Wayne Swan
Preceded by Kevin Rudd
Succeeded by Kevin Rudd
13th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
In office: 3 December 2007– 24 June 2010
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
Preceded by Mark Vaile
Succeeded by Wayne Swan
Leader of the Labor Party
In office 24 June 2010– 26 June 2013
Deputy Wayne Swan
Preceded by Kevin Rudd
Succeeded by Kevin Rudd
Deputy Leader of the Labor Party
In office: 4 December 2006– 24 June 2010
Leader Kevin Rudd
Preceded by Jenny Macklin
Succeeded by Wayne Swan
Minister for Education
In office: 3 December 2007– 28 June 2010
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
Preceded by Julie Bishop
Succeeded by Simon Crean
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations
In office: 3 December 2007– 28 June 2010
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
Preceded by Joe Hockey
Succeeded by Simon Crean
Minister for Social Inclusion
In office: 3 December 2007– 28 June 2010
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
Succeeded by Simon Crean
Personal details
Born 29 September 1961 (age 52), Barry, Wales, United Kingdom
Political party Labor Party
Domestic partner Tim Mathieson
Alma mater University of Adelaide, University of Melbourne

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