Julia Eileen Gillard

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Date of Birth: 09/29/1961

Age: 55

Place of birth: Barry

Citizenship: Australia


Julia Eileen Gillard was born on September 29, 1961 in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom (Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, Great Britain). British Labour politician Aneurin Bevan of Wales (Aneurin `Nye` Bevan), who worked on the creation of the British health system, still remains one of her political heroes. As a child, Julia suffered bronchopneumonia, and in 1966 her family in search of a warm climate, moved to Australia and settled in Adelaide (Adelaide). Today her parents, John (John Gillard) and Moira (Moira Gillard), live in Pasadena, South Australia (Pasadena, South Australia). Julie has an older sister Alison (Alison Gillard).

Julia studied at the University of Adelaide (University of Adelaide), but in 1982 moved to Melbourne (Melbourne), where she became the second woman to head the Australian Union of Students (Australian Union of Students). In 1986, she graduated from Melbourne University with a degree in law. The following year, Gillard joined the local law firm `Slater & Gordon at Werribee`, and in 1990, at age 29, she was offered to become a partner.

Between 1996 and 1998, Gillard was chief of staff John Brumby (John Brumby), while opposition leader Victoria (Victoria). She was responsible for the development of rules of positive discrimination for the Australian Labor Party (Australian Labor Party) in Victoria to provide at least 35 percent of seats for women kandidatam-.

Julia Gillard was elected to the House of Representatives of the Australian Parliament (House of Representatives) for the constituency Loler (Lalor) in the 1998 elections, replacing the retired Barry Jones (Barry Jones). Its first performance took place in the House of November 11, 1998.

After the defeat of the Labour Party in the 2001 elections Gillard became the shadow minister for population and immigration. In February 2003, she received additional portfolios in cases of indigenous people in Australia. After the political scandal with the refugees on board the cargo ship `Tampa` (Tampa affair) and the so-called scandal of bortom`` Children (Children Overboard), which to a large extent caused the defeat of the Labour Party, Julia Gillard was working on a new immigration policy. In July 2003, Gillard has moved to the position of Shadow Minister of Health, and in December 2006 became the deputy opposition leader Kevin Rudd (Kevin Rudd). After the victory of the Labour Party in the federal election in 2007 Gillard was sworn in as the first female Deputy Prime Minister of Australia. In addition, she served as Minister of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. As Minister of Education, in 2009, he led the Gillard government program, under which it has been allocated 16 billion Australian dollars to build novyhshkol and libraries.

June 24, 2010, when Rudd lost the support of his party and resigned, Julia Gillard became leader of the Australian Labor Party and thus prime minister. She - the first woman to hold this post, the first prime minister unmarried. Moreover, Gillard - the first since 1923, the Prime Minister, was born abroad.

July 17, 2010 Gillard said that the next federal election will be held August 21, 2010-th. As with its predecessor, the highest priority for the Gillard domestic issues are health, education, environmental protection and strict control over immigration.

Julia had never been married and has no children. Since 2006, she lives in a civil marriage with a realtor Metisonom Tim (Tim Mathieson). She grew up in a Baptist family, but openly admits he does not believe in God, even if someone else respects the right to freedom of religion.