Australia’s first female leader Julia Gillard has spoken out against the “glossed over” sexism of her tenure, saying it would have ended political careers had it been about race, in an interview published on Saturday.Saturday, 27 July, 2013, 5:02pm 1 comment
Australia's new cabinet was sworn in yesterday, with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd naming a record number of six ministers and switching focus to the economy ahead of elections. With Labor trailing badly in the polls Rudd seized the leadership last Wednesday, ousting the country's first woman prime minister, Julia Gillard, three years after she had overthrown him.2 Jul 2013 - 2:47am
Kevin Rudd was sworn in as Australian prime minister for the second time on Thursday, a day after toppling Julia Gillard and three months out from scheduled elections with polls suggesting the ruling Labor Party is staring at a devastating defeat.27 Jun 2013 - 9:03am 2 comments
A menu at a conservative political fundraiser likens a dish to Prime Minister Julia Gillard's intimate anatomy. A radio host asks her on-air if her partner is gay.
Mud-slinging is nothing new in politics, but a no-holds-barred election campaign in Australia is plumbing depths seldom seen.15 Jun 2013 - 2:47am 1 comment
A high-profile Australian political candidate apologised yesterday for a menu at one of his fundraisers, featuring a quail dish named after Prime Minister Julia Gillard which was described as having "small breasts" and "huge thighs" and made a vulgar reference to her genitalia.13 Jun 2013 - 1:11am
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Wednesday accused the opposition of a pattern of misogynist behaviour, branding a menu for a party fundraiser “grossly sexist and offensive” after it featured a quail dish named after her that offered “small breasts” and “huge thighs”.12 Jun 2013 - 7:21pm
Australia's ruling Labor Party may lose as many as 40 seats in the September elections, including those held by nine ministers, The Australian newspaper reported yesterday, citing an internal survey by the party.11 Jun 2013 - 2:40am
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard was forced to dodge a flying sandwich for the second time this month Thursday when someone’s salami lunch was flung at her during a school visit.
Gillard was greeting children at Lyneham High School in Canberra when the sandwich narrowly missed her.30 May 2013 - 4:25pm
An investigation was under way yesterday into who threw Vegemite sandwiches at Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard as she toured a school in the state of Queensland. Gillard tried to play down the prank on Wednesday at Marsden state high school in Brisbane. "One kid thought he might just be a little bit naughty," she said.10 May 2013 - 4:35am
The government does not approach China as an adversary … Its policy is aimed at encouraging China's peaceful rise
A defence white paper by Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's government
The Legco president, lawmakers and officials share the responsibility for making sure … a 'fiscal cliff' doesn't emerge in Hong Kong4 May 2013 - 4:03am
Australia yesterday announced a A$14.5 billion (HK$118 billion) plan to boost funding for schools in one of the country's biggest education reforms in decades.
Under the proposal, the extra cash will be made available over six years from next year, with the government setting a goal for Australian schools to be among the world's top five in reading, numeracy and science by 2025.15 Apr 2013 - 4:33am
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said direct trading between the yuan and the Australian dollar totalled A$250 million (HK$2.04 billion) on the first day. That is equivalent to about 70 per cent of daily commerce between China and Australia.12 Apr 2013 - 5:43am
The embattled telecoms equipment giant may be seeking a new "middle road", as it tries to ease western concerns that its products could be used for spying by Beijing.11 Apr 2013 - 2:06pm 1 comment
Premier Li Keqiang and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard agreed to hold annual prime ministerial meetings, as Chinese money drives Australia's huge resource boom.10 Apr 2013 - 5:47am
Australia's prime minister in Beijing9 Apr 2013 - 3:36am