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Australian PM's New Cabinet About Loyalty

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 03.25.2013 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- Prime Minister Julia Gillard emphasized loyalty over experience in new Cabinet selections named Monday after a bungled leadersh...

Will Julia Gillard's Government Last?

Nicole Hemmer | Posted 04.28.2013 | World
Nicole Hemmer

Australian politicians rarely make a splash in America. But Prime Minister Julia Gillard managed to do just that, thanks to a 15-minute YouTube video that went viral last October.

The Mayan Calendar Is True: Deadpan Australian PM Gives Amazing Mock Doomsday Address

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 12.10.2012 | Weird News

In an amazing, 50 second clip released Thursday, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivers a perfectly deadpan doomsday address that is as hair...

LOOK: PM Launches Blistering Attack On Sexism

Posted 10.09.2012 | World

Australia's female Prime Minister Julia Gillard gave an "epic speech on sexism" on Tuesday, when she traded heated blows in Parliament with opposition...

Shocking News For Australian PM At Summit

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- Prime Minister Julia Gillard's father died Saturday while the Australian leader was in Vladivostok for an APEC summit. "He has...

WATCH: Politician's Blind Loyalty

Posted 04.27.2012 | Media

Plenty of politicians dutifully follow their party's line. But, as one Telegraph report noted, they usually find out what that line is before they go ...

Australian PM To Obama: 'Tough Being African-American? Try Being Me'

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 04.02.2012 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard enjoys joking with President Barack Obama that she faces more prejudices as a childless...

Michael McLaughlin

Straighten Up, Folks! It's Global Planking Day! (But Real Plankers Couldn't Care Less) | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Planking is the latest fad from the Land Down Under, but the excitement for it is drying up faster than the hoopla surrounding previous Australian exp...

Julia Gillard: Australia's First Female Prime Minister

Alex Rafalowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Rafalowicz

Thursday in Canberra, Julia Gillard emerged from a meeting of the parliamentary Labor Party ('the caucus') as the new leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP).

Australia Gets Its First Female Prime Minister

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CANBERRA, Australia — A sudden revolt within Australia's ruling party gave the country its first woman prime minister, who promised Thursday to ...