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The Resource My story, Julia Gillard

My story, Julia Gillard

Label
My story
Title
My story
Statement of responsibility
Julia Gillard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'I was Prime Minister for three years and three days.Three years and three days of resilience.Three years and three days of changing the nation.Three years and three days for you to judge.' On Wednesday 23rd June 2010, with the government in turmoil, Julia Gillard asked then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for a leadership ballot. The next day, Julia Gillard became Australia's 27th Prime Minister, and our first female leader. Australia was alive to the historic possibilities. Here was a new approach for a new time. It was to last three extraordinary years. This is Julia Gillard's chronicle of that turbulent time - a strikingly candid self-portrait of a political leader seeking to realise her ideals. It is her story of what it was like - in the face of government in-fighting and often hostile media - to manage a hung parliament, build a diverse and robust economy, create an equitable and world-class education system, ensure a dignified future for Australians with disabilities, all while attending to our international obligations and building strategic alliances for our future. This is a politician driven by a sense of purpose - from campus days with the Australian Union of Students, to a career in the law, to her often gritty, occasionally glittering rise up the ranks of the Australian Labor Party. Refreshingly honest, peppered with a wry humour and personal insights, Julia Gillard does not shy away from her mistakes, admitting freely to errors, misjudgements, and policy failures as well as detailing her political successes. Here is an account of what was hidden behind the resilience and dignified courage Gillard showed as prime minister - her view of the vicious hate campaigns directed against her, and a reflection on what it means - and what it takes - to be a woman leader in contemporary politics. Here, in her own words, Julia Gillard reveals what life was really like as Australia's first female prime minister
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gillard, Julia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gillard, Julia
  • Women prime ministers
  • Women politicians
  • Political leadership
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
My story, Julia Gillard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
38955696
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 504 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780857983909
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits
System control number
(Sirsi) 38955696
Label
My story, Julia Gillard
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
38955696
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 504 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780857983909
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits
System control number
(Sirsi) 38955696

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