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Julia Gillard

Malala's Ultimate Prize

Julia Gillard | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Julia Gillard

I was impressed that Malala Yousafzai decided to stay in school last Friday -- the day that she and Kailash Satyarthi were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Counting on Girls

Julia Gillard | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
Julia Gillard

As girls are critical to successful education outcomes -- we especially need to ensure we collect gender-sensitive, disaggregated data. Girls' access to schooling, their progress through school and learning outcomes will tell us a lot about what works, and what doesn't.

Learning Champions Stand Up for International Literacy Day

Julia Gillard | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Julia Gillard

I find it almost impossible to imagine life without literacy. But not being able to read is the day to day reality for billions of people.

How -- And Why -- The International Community Is Rallying to Educate More of the World's Children

Julia Gillard | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Julia Gillard

The stakes could not be greater. More than 58 million children around the world are simply not in school and 250 million are not acquiring the basic knowledge and skills they should by grade four.

What Have You Achieved #BecauseOfSchool?

Julia Gillard | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
Julia Gillard

The more people share their stories, the more we can push global leaders towards taking action and making substantial financial pledges for education on June 26, 2014.

250 Million Reasons to Invest in Global Education

Julia Gillard | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Julia Gillard

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals are the promises the global community made to the poorest in the world. One of those promises was to the world's children. We said that by the end of 2015, every child would be able to go to primary school.

WATCH: Young Boy Shocks Former Australian Prime Minister With Gay Question

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the country's first woman to hold that office, sought to break her public silence since her defeat by ...

'Green News Report' - June 27, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Julia Gillard Ousted By Predecessor

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 08.26.2013 | World

CANBERRA, Australia — Kevin Rudd was sworn in as Australian prime minister on Thursday three years and three days after he was ousted from the s...

Australian PM Knits Toy Kangaroo For Royal Baby

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.25.2013 | World

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has revealed she is knitting a red kangaroo for the first baby of Prince William and his wife Kate.The nation'...

Australian Women Post Breast Pics To Protest Sexism

Posted 06.19.2013 | World

A cheeky protest movement in Australia has women flaunting their cleavage online in response to a blogger's criticism this weekend of the country's pr...

Host Fired For Asking Prominent Politician If Her Partner Is Gay Since 'He's A Hairdresser'

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 06.14.2013 | World

Veteran radio host Howard Sattler was fired after asking Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in a live interview if her male partner, a hairdresse...

LOOK: Sexist Menu Prank Sparks Scandal

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.13.2013 | Small Business

An Australian restaurant owner is at the center of a political scandal after a fundraising event menu he made that included sexist jokes about the cou...

LOOK: Happy World Wide Knit In Public Week!

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 06.10.2013 | HuffPost Home

It's World Wide Knit In Public week and Rep. Gwen Moore is getting in on all the action. The Wisconsin congresswoman posted a photo of herself knit...

WATCH: Australian PM Has To Dodge Flying Sandwich

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.30.2013 | World

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 ...

Australia Fiscal Crisis: Massive Deficit Overwhelms Julia Gillard's Government

Sheldon Filger | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Sheldon Filger

The real lesson here is that governments during the ongoing global economic crisis have consistently displayed a poor ability to project their revenue stream, even in as short a time span as one year. This leads to the transcending economic lesson of Australia's current fiscal mess.

Diplomat Who Saved Thousands Of Jews During Holocaust Made Honorary Australian

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.05.2013 | World

Australia officially made Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg its first honorary citizen on Monday in recognition of the thousands of Jews he saved from...

Embattled Australian PM Calls For New Tax To Fund Disability Support

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 05.01.2013 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- Prime Minister Julia Gillard has pinned her government's re-election hopes on a new welfare program for the disabled, proposing...

Female Leaders Conflicted Over Margaret Thatcher's Legacy

Agence France Presse | Pierre-Henry Deshayes | Posted 06.10.2013 | Women

The first woman democratically elected as head of government in Europe, Margaret Thatcher inspired but also exasperated a generation of women politica...

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...

Australia's PM Issues National Apology For Forced Adoptions

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivered a historic national apology in Parliament to the thousands of unwed mothers w...

Australian Gov't Challenges PM, Then Everyone Cowers

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 05.21.2013 | World

CANBERRA, Australia — Another Australian government minister quit Friday in the fallout from a bungled leadership ballot that reinforced percept...

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.

Calling Rotarians Worldwide: Is It All in the Genes?

Deborah Swiss | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Deborah Swiss

One month from today, women and men across the globe will gather on March 8th to celebrate International Women's Day and champion women's equality in the workplace, in politics, and in society.

Cigarettes Will Cost HOW Much?

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business

If you think cigarettes are expensive in the United States, be glad you don't live in Australia, where the price of a pack of smokes is set to rise to...