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Description - My Story by Julia Gillard

Featuring new material. 'I was prime minister for three years and three days.Three years and three days of resilience.Three years and three days of changing the nation.Three years and three days for you to judge.' On Wednesday 23 June 2010, with the government in turmoil, Julia Gillard asked Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for a leadership ballot. The next day, Julia Gillard became Australia's 27th prime minister, and our first female leader. Australia was alive to the historic possibilities. Here was a new approach for a new time. It was to last three extraordinary years. This is Julia Gillard's chronicle of that turbulent time, a strikingly candid self-portrait of a political leader seeking to realise her ideals. It is her story of what it was like - in the face of government in-fighting and often hostile media - to manage a hung parliament, build a diverse and robust economy, create an equitable and world-class education system, ensure a dignified future for Australians with disabilities, all while attending to our international obligations and building strategic alliances for our future. This is a politician driven by a sense of purpose - from campus days with the Austral

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780857983992
ISBN-10: 0857983997
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 155mm x 40mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Vintage (Australia)
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2015
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Julia Gillard

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 Sou

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