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Australia PM gets poll boost after sexism speech, Tony Abbott on the losing side again after baby jibe at Julia Gillard backfires

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Gillard unleashes gender wars against Abbott by … News Weekly For feminist commentators, particularly those geographically a very long way from the reality of Australian politics, Ms Gillard was holding aloft a torch for women victims of sexism and misogyny everywhere.

Australia’s Gillard gets poll boost News24 In the latest Fairfax-Nielsen poll, Gillard has a 10-point margin as preferred leader over the man she savaged, Tony Abbott, in comments that went viral and won praise around the world. Gillard, the nation’s first woman leader, is now seen as preferred …

Gillard gaining ground: poll The Australian Financial Review While analysts and party strategists had predicted Ms Gillard’s misogyny speech would resonate most strongly among female voters, the Nielsen polls shows the biggest jump in Ms Gillard’s standing as preferred prime minister was among men at 48 per cent …

Australia PM gets poll boost after sexism speech AFP In the latest Fairfax-Nielsen poll, Gillard has a 10-point margin as preferred leader over the man she savaged, Tony Abbott, in comments that went viral and won praise around the world. Gillard, the nation’s first woman leader, is now seen as as …

Australia Prime Minister Gillard gets poll boost after sexism speech NDTV In the latest Fairfax-Nielsen poll, Ms Gillard has a 10-point margin as preferred leader over the man she savaged, Tony Abbott, in comments that went viral and won praise around the world.

Gillard gains on gender, carbon tax: poll The Australian Financial Review Since the controversy over Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s attitudes towards women flared in early September, his lead among male voters has ended – 42 per cent of men now rate him preferred prime minister compared with 48 per cent for Ms Gillard.

Australian opposition apologizes to prime minister for comment some saw as … Fox News Tony Abbott’s apology came two weeks after Australia’s first woman prime minister branded him a misogynist in an extraordinary attack in a speech to Parliament.

Tony Abbott on the losing side again after baby jibe at Julia Gillard backfires The Independent Ever since the Australian opposition leader, Tony Abbott, recruited his wife, Margie, earlier this month to combat government claims that he has “problems with women”, things have gone from bad to worse – and each time Mr Abbott hauls himself out of a …

Abbott gives birth to another faux pas Sydney Morning Herald TONY Abbott has taken another knock in the gender wars – this time self-imposed – and has been forced into a qualified apology to Julia Gillard for a comment that was seized on as referring to her childlessness.

Tony Abbott apologizes to Australian PM Gillard Zee News Tony Abbott’s apology came two weeks after Gillard, Australia’s first woman prime minister, branded him a misogynist in an extraordinary attack in a speech to Parliament…

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (L) and conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott Photo: AFP/GETTY

Tony Abbott revives Julia Gillard sexism row Telegraph.co.uk Before the speech, Mr Abbott’s wife, Margie, had begun a series of public appearances to try to improve her husband’s poor approval ratings among women.

Australia opposition leader Tony Abbott in Gillard row BBC News Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott is embroiled in a fresh row, days after being accused of sexism by Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Mr Abbott said the government’s decision to cut “baby bonus” payments to parents reflected a lack of experience

Julia Gillard’s ‘misogynist’ rival in new sexism row over baby remark The Guardian Tony Abbott, the Australian politician damned as a misogynist by the prime minister Julia Gillard in a speech that reverberated around the world, has plunged himself into a new row over his attitude towards women by declaring that the government has a…

Tony Abbott Insists: ‘I Mean No Offence to PM Julia Gillard’ International Business Times AU No offence meant, according to Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, when he remarked today that the Gillard Government was sorely lacking in raising up kids, exactly the reason it can easily cutback baby bonus payments.

Australia’s Julia Gillard Is No Feminist Hero Truth-Out The Guardian’s description of Australia’s opposition leader Tony Abbott as “neanderthal” is not unreasonable. … But for so many commentators around the world to describe Julia Gillard’s attack on Abbott as a “turning point for Australian women” is …

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