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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian parliament rejects same-sex marriage

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 03:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... after linking same-sex unions to bestiality. The House of Representatives voted down the bill to legalise marriage between same sex couples by 98 to 42, with Labor Prime Minister Julia Gillard and opposition conservative leader Tony Abbott both voting against it. Gillard had allowed Labor MPs a conscience vote on the issue – meaning they were free to vote how they wanted rather than along ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for ... , June 16, 2013

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters, AFP

    ... to Labor Party members, including Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Brough, who is a candidate in September's national elections, said he had not seen the menu offering "Julia Gillard ...

  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Quarter of Australian women sexually harassed at work

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in Sydney

    ... in the wake of a row that erupted when Prime Minister Julia Gillard accused the opposition leader of misogyny. The report by the Australian Human Rights Commission showed that sexual harassment ... was a man, with men constituting 79 per cent of harassers overall. The report follows three weeks of debate about sexism and misogyny in public life after Gillard's speech to Parliament ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... [He] should be ashamed of … his performance in this Parliament and the sexism he brings with it Australian PM Julia Gillard blasts Liberal leader Tony Abbott   I absolutely love the city- it is just one of those places that has a great energy around it Golf's world No 1 Rory McIlroy looks forward to returning for next month's Hong Kong Open   Down with the Hong Kong ...

  5. News - Asia

    Australian radio DJ sacked after quizzing PM on partner’s sexuality

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 01:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... outrage by pressing embattled Prime Minister Julia Gillard on air whether her hairdresser boyfriend Tim Mathieson is gay. The startling exchange came with Gillard’s Labor Party far behind ... at an opposition dinner. It listed a dish called “Julia Gillard Kentucky Fried Quail: Small Breasts and Huge Thighs and A Big Red Box”. Conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott condemned the description. ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Gillard victorious in dramatic leadership challenge

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 11:30am by Agence France-Presse in Canberra

    ... Agence France-Presse in Canberra Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard faced down a leadership challenge on Thursday, emerging victorious from a party vote after former leader Kevin Rudd made a last-minute decision not to run. In a tense day of political manoeuvring, Gillard called the shock ballot as internal unrest reached fever pitch in a party which is floundering ahead ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Australia's Labor party must unite its feuding factions

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... with Australian citizenship will get their say on the drama leading up to the poll, climaxing in this week's removal of Australia's first woman prime minister by her own party colleagues. Julia Gillard has been replaced as Labor leader and prime minister by Kevin Rudd, whom she herself overthrew in a back-room vote three years ago. The sense of déjà vu does not end there. Gillard and her ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Why Julia Pierson, first woman head of US Secret Service, felt she had to quit

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by Bloomberg, AP

    ... is more, the woman in charge of protecting him failed to tell him. The revelation was the final straw for Obama- who had hand-picked Julia Pierson for the job- and sparked the beginning ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Minister Julia Gillard for the party leadership ...

  10. Quotes of the week

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I'm an unbounded admirer of this prime minister Bob Carr, Australia's new foreign minister, after his appointment by prime minister Julia Gillard As China's leaders know, the current economic growth model is unsustainable World Bank president Robert Zoellick in Beijing From my previous contacts with him, I find Mr Donald Tsang a sincere person Cardinal John Tong Hon, ...




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