Julia Gillard, who was unceremoniously dumped as the leader of the Australian Labor Party, resigning as prime minister the next day, says she was the target of “aggressive sexism” during three years in power.
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One female cabinet member, ironing housewife jibes... now Australia's new PM, Tony Abbott, gives himself ministerial responsibility for women’s issues
Wednesday 18 September 2013
The new premier has raised eyebrows by claiming he is qualified for the job
Monday 16 September 2013
If Julia Gillard paved the way for future female leaders in Australia, there is no sign of that legacy in new Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Cabinet, which contains just one woman: Julie Bishop, the Foreign Minister-elect.
Sunday 15 September 2013
Former leader of the Australian Labor Party stated after her defeat that she would leave politics for good
Tuesday 10 September 2013
World leaders beware. Australia’s Foreign Minister-elect, Julie Bishop is a formidable woman and known for her “death stare”.
Sunday 08 September 2013
The prime-minister elect of Australia, Tony Abbott, a fitness nut, donned his helmet and headed out for an early cycle on the first morning after his Liberal National coalition won a majority of 30 seats in yesterday's election. Our editorial from Friday pointed out some of the new leader's other hobbies (cracking down on immigration, pooh-pooing climate change) and we've got a report on the shape his initial policy plans are taking. But what else do you need to know about the London-born Abbott?
Saturday 07 September 2013
Conservative Coalition brings an end to six years of Labor rule
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Liberal leader lives up to his reputation for sexism during poll campaign
Sunday 11 August 2013
Mr Rudd took on opposition leader Tony Abbott in a televised debate
A multi-million-dollar mining licence, a murder suspect and a prostitute called Tiffanie: Australia rocked by inquiry into ex-ministers
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Two former New South Wales Labor Party ministers facing potential criminal charges and long jail sentences
Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge leave hospital with new baby: The world reacts to royal birth
Tuesday 23 July 2013
Israel’s President Shimon Peres attempted to top the international responses to the news of the royal birth yesterday.
Friday 19 July 2013
Former prime minister attacks new policy as ‘an abdication of our basic humanity’
Three years after being knifed by Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd gets revenge and returns as Australian Prime Minister
Thursday 27 June 2013
In an extraordinary turnaround in political fortunes, Australia's former prime minister, Kevin Rudd, wrestled the top job back today from Julia Gillard, who ousted him nearly three years ago to the day.
Thursday 21 March 2013
Some called it a farce, some called it a charade, and others used less printable terms. But at the end of a dramatic and bizarre day in Australian politics, Julia Gillard remained Prime Minister tonight after she called a leadership vote in which no one stood against her.
Julia Gillard makes national apology over forced adoption policy, as she survives leadership challenge
Thursday 21 March 2013
Julia Gillard remains Australia's prime minister after she threw her job open to a leadership ballot but no one was willing to run against her.
Friday 01 February 2013
The election is more than six months away, but both leaders are already trying to look female friendly as they chase critical votes
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
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Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
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