The Australian Federal Police can speak on operational matters, but we will do what is necessary to ensure that people who are taken to Malaysia under the agreement are takenLawyers decry treatment of asylum-seekers Aug 01, 2011
I promise you, no responsible decision maker will be able to say next year that they need more time or more information on climate changeCarbon price by 2011, Australia chief says Nov 29, 2010
This is a time of celebration for all Australians, who live in a country where every day freedom of religion is applied, respecting the beliefs of others6 to become Catholic saints Oct 16, 2010
This is especially important for children, for whom protracted detention can have negative impacts on their development and mental healthAustralia to build more refugee centers Oct 19, 2010
The price of solar technology has come down in recent years but we need to accelerate that trendAustralia and U.S. partner on solar energy Nov 08, 2010
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.