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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2014
By United Press International
Hillary Clinton praises female world leaders Merkel, Gillard

Hillary Clinton praises female world leaders Merkel, Gillard

NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) --Hillary Clinton praised the ascent of female world leaders, notably German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Ed Adamczyk

Australia to investigate renewable energy target

CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The Australian government is proceeding with a review of the country's Renewable Energy Target, which calls for 20 percent of Australia's electricity to be generated by clean energy sources by 2020.

Australia's environment minister denounces carbon tax

CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Australia's latest emissions figures show the country's carbon tax is not working, the country's environment minister said.
Former Australia PM Keven Rudd resigns from Parliament

Former Australia PM Keven Rudd resigns from Parliament

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced Wednesday he would retire from politics at week's end, telling Parliament it was time for him to go.

U.N. official: Australian bushfires a climate change warning

CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The United Nations climate chief called for action on climate change to avoid disasters such as the bush fires in New South Wales, Australia.

Australia's political parties claim asylum seeker success

CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Both Australia's newly elected Liberal Party coalition and the ousted Labor Party claim their get-tough policy on illegal boat asylum seekers is showing results.

Australia's opposition Labor Party elects ex-union boss

CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Australia's federal Labor Party narrowly elected a long-time union boss as its leader in an attempt to regroup after losing power in last month's general election.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 29th, 2013.
By United Press International

Julia Gillard: Labor had 'cynical and shallow' message for Australia

CANBERRA, Australia, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Saturday Labor lost the election because the party sent Australians "a very cynical and shallow message."

Australia's new government a boost to mining industry?

SYDNEY, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Resource sector leaders in Australia applauded the election Saturday of Tony Abbott as the country's new prime minister.

Conservative coalition leader Tony Abbott claims victory in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Opposition leader Tony Abbott told supporters "Australia is under new management" as he claimed victory in Saturday's parliamentary election.

Rudd, Abbott stump for votes before Australia's election

CANBERRA, Australia, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says he needs to win over between 300,000 and 400,000 voters, vowing to campaign until the last possible moment.

Australian PM Rudd faces uphill election battle

CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Kevin Rudd remains optimistic he will retain power after next month's election despite opinion polls showing a further slip in popularity for his Labor Party.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.
By United Press International
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Julia Gillard
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (white coat) visits the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington on March 7, 2011. With her are veteran Graham Edwards (in wheel chair) and Jan Scruggs, founder and president, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (R). Australia has committed resources to building the "Education Center at The Wall." UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg.
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Julia Eileen Gillard (/ˈɡɪlɑrd/, born 29 September 1961) is the 27th and current Prime Minister of Australia, in office since June 2010.

Gillard was elected at the 1998 federal election to the House of Representatives seat of Lalor, Victoria, for the Australian Labor Party. Following the 2001 federal election, Gillard was elected to the shadow cabinet with the portfolios of Population and Immigration. The Reconciliation and Indigenous Affairs and the Health portfolios were added in 2003. In December 2006, Kevin Rudd was elected Labor leader and Leader of the Opposition, with Gillard as deputy leader.

Gillard became the Deputy Prime Minister upon Labor's victory in the 2007 federal election, also serving as Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. On 24 June 2010, after Rudd lost the support of his party and stood aside, Gillard became federal leader of the Australian Labor Party and thus the Prime Minister, the first female holder of the office.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Julia Gillard."
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