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Friday 4 September 2015
News

julia gillard decides same-sex marriage should be legalised after all

Amy Mckenna
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    Julia Gillard has sparked controversy following her change in position on same-sex marriage, with critics saying that she should have acted when she was in power. People have been lashing out at Gillard after she gave a speech at Victoria University, where she declared that she is now in support of same-sex marriage….
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Tuesday 30 June 2015
Featured Feminism Politics

ditch the what? women and australian politics

Amy Mowle
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It was March 2011. Over 3,000 people had gathered on the lawns of Parliament house. Weeks earlier, Prime Minister Julia Gillard had announced the government planned to introduce a carbon tax, a move seen in the eyes of the demonstrators as a broken promise, an outright scandal. Thousands of vitriolic protesters – placards in hand…
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Wednesday 14 January 2015
News Politics

Julia Gillard’s treatment affects women’s political aspirations

Sarah Iuliano
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Australian women who value traditional femininity are less likely to enter politics following the sexism endured by Julia Gillard, a University of Sydney study has found. More than 150 students were asked about their civic participation and aspirations for a career in parliament. Researchers found a correlation between female belief in conventional gender roles and…
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Wednesday 9 April 2014
News

in brief: julia gillard compares time as prime minister to game of thrones

Matilda Mornane
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Former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard took to The Guardian earlier this week to draw comparisons between the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones and her time as the country’s first female prime minister. Leader of the Labor party from 2010 to 2013, Gillard said that once she started watching the hit show, based on…
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Thursday 13 February 2014
News World

in brief: julia gillard named chair of global partnership for education

Kezia Lubanszky
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Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been named chair of the Global Partnership for Education. Made up of nearly 60 developing countries, donor governments, international organisations and civil society groups, the program aims to have the world’s poorest children attending school. Ms Gillard, at the head of all this, will take control of fundraising efforts…
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Monday 25 November 2013
Opinion

the lip crew on julia gillard

lip magazine
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As the Twitterarti would say: #CreditJulia * ‘I was in a sociology class in my last year of high school when I heard that Julia Gillard had become our first female Prime Minister. My sassy but strict sociology teacher, who all the boys hated because she was a “ball-breaking-feminist-man-hater”, was beside herself with glee, telling…
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Monday 25 November 2013
News Politics

in brief: julia gillard’s house for sale

Ally Van Schilt
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The residence of 9 Medford Street, Altona, is up for sale. Realestate.com.au states that the house has ‘the allure of luxury’ and is an ‘inviting modern residence,’ which boasts generous form and separate informal living and dining areas, a contemporary granite and stainless steel kitchen, as well as three bedrooms (the main bedroom with a…
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Wednesday 13 November 2013
News Opinion Politics

credit where credit is due: julia gillard controls her own political legacy

Ally Van Schilt
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Most recently for Lipmag, I wrote about an upcoming television drama based upon Kerry Anne Walsh’s The Stalking of Julia Gillard, which will star Australian actress extraordinaire Rachel Griffiths as the former Prime Minister. Based on this adaptation, we can assume that this drama will be a sympathetic portrait of Gillard, both in terms of…
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Monday 11 November 2013
News

in brief: rachel griffiths to portray julia gillard in tv drama

Ally Van Schilt
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First, she was Rhonda Epinstall alongside Toni Colette in the hilarious and iconic Muriel’s Wedding. Then she was the strong, passionate Brenda Chenowith in the brilliant HBO series Six Feet Under. Most recently, she’s been Christine Assange in Underground: The Julian Assange Story aired on Australian commercial television late last year; as well as Duclie…
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Saturday 5 October 2013
News

daily feminist news 05.10.13

Ruby Grant
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In case you missed it: Sinead O’Connor pens open letter to Miley Cyrus, feud begins. I bet Miley thought she was paying Sinead O’Connor a compliment when she stated in her recent Rolling Stone interview that Sinead’s iconic Nothing Compares 2 U video provided the inspiration for her Wrecking Ball clip. Well, Sinead is not impressed, offering this wise feminist advice in her…
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Wednesday 2 October 2013
featured Opinion Politics

julia gillard and anne summers in conversation

Veronica Sullivan
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When feminist author Anne Summers announced she would be conducting two events in conversation with Julia Gillard, one commenter responded, ‘this will sell out faster than a Pink concert!’ They were right. In a testament to the deep esteem in which many Australians hold Gillard, both events sold out within hours. Since losing office, Julia…
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Wednesday 2 October 2013
Featured

‘i will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man’: the campaign for a qualified minister for women

Raphaelle Race
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‘I will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man. I will not. And the government will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man. Not now, not ever.’ Thus spoke ex-prime minister Julia Gillard last year. Whoops! Famous last words… Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s decision to appoint himself Minister for…
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Saturday 14 September 2013
Arts Fashion Opinion opinion Politics

Campaigns and Couture: The political power of fashion

Isabelle Hellyer
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From Parliament to Prada or Capitol Hill to Couture, it seems like fashion couldn’t seem further away from politics. But we mustn’t forget how easily fashion can change public perception of an individual, something that is utterly crucial in the political landscape. Some would argue that the image a leader projects is more influential than…
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Wednesday 31 July 2013
Featured Opinion

the gillard hypothetical: what if the gender jibes were racial ones?

Marissa Paine
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Before the leadership spill that removed her, then Prime Minister Julia Gillard gave a lengthy interview to Chloe Hooper for The Monthly magazine. She talked about the combative turn politics has taken, about Barack Obama, about her famous misogyny speech. She also talked about the sexism she was subjected to as a result of being…
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