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Julia Gillard

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Official portrait, 2010
27th Prime Minister of Australia
In office
24 June 2010 – 27 June 2013
MonarchElizabeth II
DeputyWayne Swan
Governor-GeneralQuentin Bryce
Preceded byKevin Rudd
Succeeded byKevin Rudd
Leader of the Labor Party
In office
24 June 2010 – 26 June 2013
DeputyWayne Swan
Preceded byKevin Rudd
Succeeded byKevin Rudd
Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
In office
3 December 2007 – 24 June 2010
Prime MinisterKevin Rudd
Preceded byMark Vaile
Succeeded byWayne Swan
Deputy Leader of the Labor Party
In office
4 December 2006 – 24 June 2010
LeaderKevin Rudd
Preceded byJenny Macklin
Succeeded byWayne Swan
Minister for Education
In office
3 December 2007 – 28 June 2010
Prime MinisterKevin Rudd
Preceded byJulie Bishop
Succeeded bySimon Crean
Minister for Employment and
Workplace Relations
In office
3 December 2007 – 28 June 2010
Prime MinisterKevin Rudd
Preceded byJoe Hockey
Succeeded bySimon Crean
Minister for Social Inclusion
In office
3 December 2007 – 28 June 2010
Prime MinisterKevin Rudd
Preceded byMike Rann
Succeeded bySimon Crean
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
In office
4 December 2006 – 3 December 2007
LeaderKevin Rudd
Preceded byJenny Macklin
Succeeded byJulie Bishop
Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives
In office
8 December 2003 – 10 December 2006
LeaderMark Latham
Kim Beazley
Preceded byMark Latham
Succeeded byAnthony Albanese
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Lalor
In office
3 October 1998 – 5 August 2013
Preceded byBarry Jones
Succeeded byJoanne Ryan
Personal details
Born
Julia Eileen Gillard

(1961-09-29) 29 September 1961 (age 59)
Barry, Wales, United Kingdom
CitizenshipAustralian
British (1961–1998)
Political partyLabor
Domestic partnerTim Mathieson
EducationMitcham School
Unley High School
Alma materUniversity of Adelaide
University of Melbourne
Signature
WebsitePersonal website

Julia Eileen Gillard AC (born 29 September 1961) is an Australian politician who served as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Labor Party from 2010 to 2013, the first and only woman to date to hold either role. She previously held the roles of Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, Minister for Education, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister for Social Inclusion from 2007 to 2010.

Born in Barry, Wales, Gillard migrated with her family to Adelaide in South Australia in 1966. She attended Mitcham Demonstration School and Unley High School. Gillard went on to study at the University of Adelaide, but switched to the University of Melbourne in 1982, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 1986 and a Bachelor of Arts in 1989. During this time, she was President of the Australian Union of Students from 1983 to 1984. In 1987, Gillard joined the law firm Slater & Gordon, eventually becoming a partner in 1990, specialising in industrial law. In 1996, she became Chief of Staff to John Brumby, the Leader of the Opposition in Victoria.

Gillard was first elected to the House of Representatives at the 1998 election for the seat of Lalor. Following the 2001 election, she was appointed to the Shadow Cabinet. In December 2006, Gillard became the running mate of Kevin Rudd in a successful leadership challenge to Kim Beazley, becoming Deputy Leader of the Opposition. After Labor's victory at the 2007 election, she was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, and was also given the roles of Minister for Education, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, and Minister for Social Inclusion.

On 24 June 2010, after Rudd lost internal support within the Labor Party and resigned as leader, Gillard was elected unopposed as his replacement, and was sworn-in as Prime Minister. She led Labor through the 2010 election weeks later, which saw the first hung parliament since 1940. Gillard was able to form a minority government with the support of a Green MP and three independents. The Gillard Government introduced the National Disability Insurance Scheme, introdcued Gonski funding for Australian education, implemented the carbon pricing in Australia, and oversaw the National Broadband Network. On 26 June 2013, after a lengthy period of leadership instability, Gillard lost the leadership of the Labor Party back to Rudd at a leadership spill. Her resignation as Prime Minister took effect the next day, and she announced her retirement from politics.

Since her time as Prime Minister, Gillard has been a visiting professor at the University of Adelaide, the Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for Universal Education, and has served as the Chair of the Global Partnership for Education since 2014 and as the Chair of Beyond Blue since 2017. She released her memoir, My Story, in September 2014.