JULIA GILLARD

  • Australia election: Conservative leader Abbott registers thumping victory September 8, 2013

    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 to...
  • Conservative leader Tony Abbott expected to win Australian election as polls begin September 7, 2013

    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 Manly...
  • Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard ousted in party vote June 27, 2013

    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 June 26, 2013

    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 lastditch effort to...
  • Uranium sale to India on expected lines: Australian PM June 3, 2013

    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 away...
  • Australia looks into allowing Sikhs to wear turban at work May 24, 2013

    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 in...
  • India, Australia to hold talks on civil Nenergy cooperation January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: India will begin talks for civil nuclear energy cooperation with uraniumrich Australia in March 2013. "We shall be commencing negotiations on a Civil Nuclear Energy Cooperation Agreement in March 2013," External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said in New Delhi on Monday after talks with visiting Australian Foreign Minister Bob...
  • Sachin Tendulkar receives Order of Australia November 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar has been conferred the Order of Australia by Australian minister Simon Crean for his service to IndiaAustralia relations by promoting goodwill, friendship and sportsmanship through the sport. Tendulkar, who is only the second Indian after Soli Sorabjee to get the honour, received the honour at a function in...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Arvind Kejriwal, Khurshid October 21, 2012

    In this week's episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha also talks about Nitin Gadkari, Khap leaders and many more. ...
  • World View: Who won the second US Presidential debate? October 19, 2012

    An aggressive President Barack Obama ripped into Mitt Romney's economic blueprint in a town hall style debate. ...
  • Australians admire Sachin a lot: Aus PM October 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Claiming that Sachin Tendulkar is widely admired in her country as in India, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Wednesday thanked the iconic cricketer for accepting the Membership of the Order of Australia. Addressing Indian industry chambers here at a luncheon meeting, Gillard said that the Australians admired...
  • Video: Australian PM Julia Gillard trips at Rajghat October 17, 2012

    Visiting Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard tripped and fell on the grass during her visit to Mahatma Gandhi's memorial at Rajghat on Wednesday. Gillard's shoe got stuck in the grass but soon got up and carried on with her visit. Gillard is on a threeday visit to India. Gillard, while...
  • Australian PM defends decision to honour Tendulkar October 17, 2012

    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 October 16, 2012

    Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said that Sachin Tendulkar is a rare talent and fits the bill for Order of Australia. ...
  • Uranium sale to India won't start quickly: Gillard October 16, 2012

    Melbourne: Nearly a year after it reversed its policy of not supplying uranium to India, Australian government has, however, said the sale will not start quickly and even a safeguard agreement is likely to take one or two years. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who is on a threeday visit...
  • Order of Australia will be conferred on Tendulkar October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: An Order of Australia, an award given to an individual for his achievement or merit in service to Australia or humanity in general, will be conferred on Sachin Tendulkar for his contribution to the sport, the country's Prime Minister Julia Gillard said here on Tuesday. Making the announcement during...
  • Australian premier wins leadership ballot February 27, 2012

    Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday emphatically won the Labor leadership ballot, handing her archrival Kevin Rudd a resounding defeat by 71 votes to 31. With the win in the 103member caucus, the country's first female prime minister ended Rudd's hopes of returning as premier any time before the...
  • Oz PM calls party vote as challenger rises February 23, 2012

    CANBERRA Prime Minister Julia Gillard put her job on the line on Thursday, announcing a leadership ballot in hopes of quashing a comeback by Kevin Rudd, the colleague she ousted in a Labor Party coup nearly two years ago. The vote by party lawmakers, scheduled for Monday, is an effort by...
  • Aus PM asked to condemn China for firing at Tibetans January 17, 2012

    Melbourne: The Australian government has been asked to step up its condemnation for China after the latter's security forces fired into a crowd of Tibetans during the weekend in a restive area of Sichuan Province. According to 'The Australian' report, the Australia's Tibet Council asked Julia Gillard to condemn the Chinese...
  • Decision on lifting uranium ban wrong: ExOz PM December 12, 2011

    Melbourne: Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser on Monday strongly criticised Julia Gillard for amending the longstanding 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 197583 as a Prime...
  • Australian Prime Minister to revamp cabinet today December 12, 2011

    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 of...
  • Decision on uranium sale to India significant: Aus December 5, 2011

    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 would...
  • Why sell uranium to only India: Pak asks Aus December 5, 2011

    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 Julia...
  • Welcome Aus ruling party support on uranium: India December 4, 2011

    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 SM...
  • Aus ruling party votes for uranium to India December 4, 2011

    Melbourne: Australia's ruling Labor on Sunday voted to overturn a decadesold ban on uranium sale to India, paving the way for Canberra to supply yellowcake to a nation outside the Nuclear NonProliferation Treaty. Delegates at the 46th national conference of the Labor in Sydney endorsed Prime Minister Julia Gillard's plan to...
  • Oz PM world's highest paid head of government December 1, 2011

    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 December 1, 2011

    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 her...
  • PM meets Gillard, discusses uranium sale November 19, 2011

    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 IndiaAsean and East Asia summits, saw...
  • Bali: Singh, Julia to discuss uranium sale issue November 19, 2011

    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, had...
  • India welcomes Aus PM's announcement on uranium November 15, 2011

    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 in...