According to Gillard, this was just the latest in a long line of sexist behaviour and gendered double-standards she had endured through her career — by Abbott, by his party, by the entire system. She sat scribbling notes as Abbott spoke, before standing up to deliver the speech that would define her prime ministership — and which has been voted by Guardian Australia readers as the most unforgettable moment of Australian TV history , despite the fact that most Australians likely watched that moment online. It may not be a decisive matter, but it is one that shifts the balance of interpretation. When she is tough, she is seen as treacherous and unbecoming. When she prefers compromise and negotiation, she is seen as weak. The speech was a crack point.
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And there is a seduction in that… but ultimately, our world works best when we are globalised, and when we take responsibility for what is happening right around the planet. Alongside this, Gillard pointed to a renewed belief in the power of science and fact. If that trend stays, it has all sorts of ramifications for public policy making, including in the area of climate change, but also inevitably around the world. Potentially tempering this trend, however, could be governments looking to shift any subsequent blame for the fallout around COVID back onto the scientists who have played such an instrumental part in how many countries have handled the pandemic.
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Politicians put it all on the line and the aftermath of a leadership coup or election loss can be messy. Once the votes are counted and the press conferences wrapped, there's not much more for an ousted prime minister to do than drink to the memory of their power. And like a football team losing a grand final, there's a special mix of exhaustion and emotion that often leads to things getting out of control.
Julia Gillard born 29 September was the 27th, and might have been the last ever Prime Minister of Australia, had it not been for the opposition. She belongs to the species "headless chooks" a new species discovered by the famous milky-way boy, Kevin Rudd. Much controversy has been generated by the fact that she is a lesbian, unmarried and a ranga. Take note of the ranga part.