The seeds of Julia Gillard’s demise were sown the night she became Australia’s first female leader in June 2010. Just days after vowing not to challenge Kevin Rudd, the deputy leader ousted him in a backroom party coup.
Australia’s first female prime minister, assailed by media outlets owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Ltd., which controls 70 percent of newspapers in the country, said her government’s inquiry into the news industry won’t result in any change in ownership.
Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is leading a global campaign to raise $3.5 billion by 2018 to support basic schooling in developing nations in homage to her father, who was denied an education in his Welsh coal-mining village.
Two ministers in Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s government rejected reports they’ve lost confidence in her leadership, as opinion polls show her Labor party is on course to lose the September election.