Julia Gillard’s memoir reveals a great deal about how government works

IN conversations, magazine articles, speeches and now in her memoir, Julia Gillard has continually described herself as being driven, and sustained, by a sense of purpose. Indeed, one chapter in My Story is titled “My purpose” and in it she reproduces the short document she wrote immediately after she first became prime minister.

Alan Milburn, [...]

Julia Gillard’s first interview after leaving office

with Anne Summers, 30 September 2013

Click the image to watch the video of Anne Summers in Conversation with Julia Gillard at the Sydney Opera House on Monday 30 September 2013

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The story behind Anne Summers’ conversation with Julia Gillard

By Georgina Dent, Women’s Agenda, 13 February 2014

After delivering a rousing speech on the political persecution of Australia’s first female Prime Minister in August 2012 and then publishing her book The Misogyny Factor, which dealt with the same subject in 2013, many assumed Anne Summers was a close personal friend of Julia Gillard’s. She wasn’t.

But Summers, a writer [...]

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