NATIONAL WINNER
2014 Australian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership.

Julia Gillard was sworn in as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia on 24 June 2010 and served in that office until June 2013.

As Prime Minister and in her previous role as Deputy Prime Minister, Ms Gillard was central to the successful management of Australia’s economy, the 12th biggest economy in the world, during the Global Financial Crisis and as Australia positioned to seize the benefits of Asia’s rise.  Ms Gillard developed Australia’s guiding policy paper, Australia in the Asian Century

Ms Gillard delivered nation-changing policies including reforming Australia education at every level from early childhood to university education, creating an emissions trading scheme, improving the provision and sustainability of health care, aged care and dental care, commencing the nation’s first ever national scheme to care for people with disabilities and restructuring the telecommunications sector as well as building a national broadband network.

In foreign policy, Ms Gillard strengthened Australia’s alliance  with the United States, secured stronger architecture for the relationship with China,  upgraded Australia’s ties with India, and deepened ties with Japan, Indonesia and South Korea.  Ms Gillard has represented Australia at the G20, including winning Australia’s right to host the 2014 meeting, the East Asia Summit, APEC, NATO-ISAF and chaired CHOGM.  Under Ms Gillard’s leadership, Australia was elected to the United Nations Security Council. 

Ms Gillard is the first woman to ever serve as Australia’s Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister. In October 2012, Ms Gillard received worldwide attention for her speech in Parliament on the treatment of women in professional and public life.

In February 2014, Ms Gillard was appointed chair of the Global Partnership for Education, a leading organization dedicated to expanding access and quality education worldwide. 
In October 2013, Ms Gillard was appointed a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington.  Ms Gillard also serves as an Honorary Professor at the
University of Adelaide.

Julia Gillard

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Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia

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