An Address by the Honorable Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia
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Asia Society and the Economic Club of New York present an address by the Honorable Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia.
Julia Gillard was sworn in as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia on June 24, 2010 and re-sworn in as Prime Minister on September 14, 2010 following the 2010 Federal Election.
Ms. Gillard was born in Barry, Wales in 1961. She is the daughter of a nurse and aged care worker. Her family migrated to Australia in 1966 and she grew up in Adelaide.
Ms. Gillard was educated at Mitcham Demonstration School and Unley High School in South Australia.
Julia Gillard started her Arts and Law degrees at the University of Adelaide. In 1983 she was elected national Education Vice-President of the Australian Union of Students (AUS) and moved to Melbourne to complete her degree at Melbourne University. Later that year, she was elected President of the AUS.
After graduating Ms. Gillard began work as a solicitor in Melbourne with the law firm Slater and Gordon and became a Partner in 1990.
Julia Gillard first contested the Federal seat of Lalor for the Australian Labor Party in 1998 and was elected that year.
In 2001 Ms. Gillard was appointed Shadow Minister for Population and Immigration and subsequently took on responsibilities for Reconciliation and Indigenous Affairs in 2003.
From 2003 to 2006 Ms. Gillard served as Shadow Minister for Health. On December 4, 2006 Ms. Gillard was appointed Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party and served as Shadow Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Social Inclusion.
Following the Australian Labor Party's victory at the 2007 Federal Election, Ms. Gillard was sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and Social Inclusion.
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