Julia Gillard

  • Australia election: Conservative leader Abbott registers thumping victory 08-09-2013 07:19 AM

    Australia's conservative leader Tony Abbott swept into office in a landslide election on Saturday as voters punished the outgoing Labor government for six years of turbulent rule and for failing to maximise the benefits of a now fading mining boom. Abbott, a former boxer, Rhodes scholar and trainee priest, promised...
  • Conservative leader Tony Abbott expected to win Australian election as polls begin 07-09-2013 09:59 AM

    Australia's conservative leader Tony Abbott, expected to win national elections on Saturday and end six years of Labor rule, cast his vote at a Sydney surf club, joking he'd rather be enjoying the beach than campaigning. A confident Abbott, who is often photographed in his swimming costume at his local...
  • Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard ousted in party vote 27-06-2013 04:15 AM

    Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard lost to Kevin Rudd in a contest for her Labor Party's leadership on Wednesday. As Rudd won 57 votes to 45 in a leadership ballot of the party's lawmakers, the change has come ahead of a general election due in September, which polls suggest...
  • Julia Gillard ousted as Australian PM after party coup 26-06-2013 06:58 PM

    Canberra: Kevin Rudd returned as Australian prime minister on Wednesday, executing a stunning party room coup on Julia Gillard almost three years to the day after being ousted by his former deputy and less than three months out from a general election. The reinstatement of Rudd was a last-ditch effort...
  • Uranium sale to India on expected lines: Australian PM 03-06-2013 09:34 AM

    Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday said that the progress on uranium sale to India was moving on expected lines and discussions were underway between the two sides to put a safeguards agreement in place. "The progress is as we expected it. The main thing was to get...
  • Australia looks into allowing Sikhs to wear turban at work 24-05-2013 03:06 AM

    Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Thursday promised to look into allowing Sikhs to wear turbans at work places and also while riding a motorcycle. "We will work with your community to help make the necessary changes requested on cultural and religious grounds," Gillard assured Australian Sikh Association members...
  • Australians admire Sachin a lot: Aus PM 17-10-2012 05:40 PM

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  • Australian PM defends decision to honour Tendulkar 17-10-2012 09:57 AM

    Julia Gillard said Sachin Tendulkar is admired by all in Australia and has impressed at every level and not just on the cricket field. ...
  • Aus PM hails Tendulkar as a rare talent 16-10-2012 09:04 PM

    Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said that Sachin Tendulkar is a rare talent and fits the bill for Order of Australia. ...
  • Decision on lifting uranium ban wrong: Ex-Oz PM 12-12-2011 08:52 AM

    Melbourne: Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser on Monday strongly criticised Julia Gillard for amending the long-standing Labor policy to sell uranium to India calling it a "shameful abject submission to US pressure." In an opinion piece published in 'The Age', Fraser, who led the country during 1975-83 as a...
  • Australian Prime Minister to revamp cabinet today 12-12-2011 08:28 AM

    Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is all set to announce her new team on Monday while support for Labor government and Gillard as Prime Minster fell by four per cent in a latest poll. According to 'the Australian', Gillard on Sunday had discussed key portfolio positions in a series...
  • Decision on uranium sale to India significant: Aus 05-12-2011 09:01 PM

    Melbourne: Calling the ruling Labor's decision to lift ban on uranium sale to India as "deeply significant", Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith on Monday said it would advance Canberra's interests and benefit its ties with the "emerging super power." Asserting that the global community has come to accept that India...
  • Why sell uranium to only India: Pak asks Aus 05-12-2011 07:21 PM

    Canberra: If Australia sells uranium to India, it should sell to Pakistan as well, Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Malik Abdullah in Canberra told ABC Radio on Monday. On Sunday, Australian Labor government voted to overturn ban on uranium sales to India at the Labor's national conference, in which Prime Minister...
  • Welcome Aus ruling party support on uranium: India 04-12-2011 08:48 PM

    New Delhi: India on Sunday welcomed the decision of Australia's ruling Labor Party to allow supply of uranium, reversing its long held position. "It is learnt that the Australian Labour Party agreed today, to allow sale of Uranium to India for power generation. ...We welcome this initiative," External Affairs Minister...
  • Aus ruling party votes for uranium to India 04-12-2011 09:46 AM

    Melbourne: Australia's ruling Labor on Sunday voted to overturn a decades-old ban on uranium sale to India, paving the way for Canberra to supply yellowcake to a nation outside the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Delegates at the 46th national conference of the Labor in Sydney endorsed Prime Minister Julia Gillard's plan...
  • Oz PM world's highest paid head of government 01-12-2011 12:46 PM

    The world's highest paid head of government is a woman. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will now get a salary higher than what US President Barack Obama and British premier David Cameron take home every year. ...
  • Oz PM to get more salary than Obama and Cameron 01-12-2011 09:16 AM

    Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will get more salary than US President Barack Obama and the UK Prime Minister David Cameron, as the country's Remuneration Tribunal has decided in favour of increasing the wage of the MPs. The salary of Gillard is set to overshoot by $ 90,000 making...
  • PM meets Gillard, discusses uranium sale 19-11-2011 08:16 PM

    Nusa Dua (Bali): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Australian counterpart Julia Gillard met on Saturday for a brief interaction to take forward discussions on selling uranium to India and also to review their strategic partnership. The unscheduled pull aside, on the sidelines of the India-Asean and East Asia summits,...
  • Bali: Singh, Julia to discuss uranium sale issue 19-11-2011 12:09 PM

    Bali: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Saturday made it clear that she would take forward her proposal to lift ban on uranium sale to India as she met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Bali. Singh and Julia, who are in Bali to attend the ASEAN and East Asia Summits,...
  • India welcomes Aus PM's announcement on uranium 15-11-2011 12:40 PM

    Bangalore: India on Tuesday welcomed Australian Government's move towards reversing its ban on uranium exports to India. "We welcome Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's proposal to seek a change in Australia's Labour Party's policies and sale of uranium to India in recognition of our energy needs for the impeccable record...
  • Australia PM moves to lift uranium ban on India 15-11-2011 09:35 AM

    Melbourne: Calling the Labor party's long-standing policy banning uranium exports to India as outdated, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday indicated her plans to allow uranium sales to the country. In a write up in 'The Age' report today, Gillard has indicated her plan to push for party policy...
  • Aus troops not to withdraw from Afghanistan 30-10-2011 02:45 PM

    Perth: Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Sunday said the killing of three Australian soldiers in Afghanistan will not undermine Canberra's will to continue its mission in the war-torn nation as the military deployment there was in national interests. Describing Saturday's deadliest incident for Australian troops in Afghanistan as a 'bitter...
  • Australia condemns 'brutal' Norway attacks 23-07-2011 10:41 AM

    Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has condemned as "brutal and shocking" twin shooting and bomb attacks in Norway. "Australia condemns the brutal and shocking attacks which occurred in Norway overnight," Gillard said. The government confirmed that there were no reports of any Australian believed to be dead or injured....
  • Australian PM refuses to meet Dalai Lama 13-06-2011 05:51 PM

    Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will not meet with the visiting Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to avoid a diplomatic row with China. "The prime minister will not meet with the Dalai Lama on this visit to Australia," Gillard's spokesman said on Monday. "Australian prime ministers have not met...
  • India is a true democracy: Australian PM 10-03-2011 02:30 PM

    Washington: At a time when people in the Middle East are making moves to steer the region towards democracy, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said that the world admired India's example as a true democracy. "Momentous as the changes in the Middle East are, I believe it is in...
  • Julia Gillard to retain power in Australia 07-09-2010 03:18 PM

    Sydney: Australia's incumbent Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who on Tuesday won the support of two independent MPs to reach the half-way mark in Parliament, is all set to form a minority government that will end a 17-day political impasse in the country. The independents' support gives Gillard, the country's first...
  • Australia heads towards hung Parliament 21-08-2010 11:06 PM

    Sydney: Australia was heading towards a hung Parliament on Saturday with the ruling Labor Party having only a slight edge over the opposition coalition, even as Prime Minister Julia Gillard said she would "continue to fight to form the government". With 72 per cent of the vote counted, Gillard's Labor...