‘Gender wars’ lay low Australia’s first female PM. Shock as first woman PM in Australia is axed by party.

‘Gender wars’ lay low Australia’s first female PM Hindustan Times Voters disgruntled at her knifing of the popularly-elected Rudd returned Gillard’s Labour by the slenderest of margins in the subsequent elections and she slipped to record lows in the polls amid mounting criticism on trivialities from her hair colour …

Australia’s first female PM ousted Oneindia New Delhi Australia’s first women Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been unseated by Kevin Rudd today as head of ruling Labour Party and subsequently as the prime minister. Gillard now informs Governor-General Quentin Bryce that she is …

Julia Gillard tells of ‘privilege’ of being first female PM ABC Online When I first put myself forward for consideration as Labour leader in 2010 I had the overwhelming support of my colleagues to do. I thank them for that and I thank them for giving me the opportunity to not only to serve the nation, but to serve as the …

Vicious Australia hurled vile abuse, violent rhetoric at first female prime … Hong Kong Standard She enjoyed an immediate bounce in the polls as Australians celebrated the appointment of their first woman leader but the euphoria ended. Voters disgruntled at her knifing of the popularly-elected Rudd returned Gillard’s Labor by narrow margins in …

Alan Porritt / EPA Outgoing Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announces her resignation after losing a leadership ballot to former premier and current Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, Canberra, Wednesday.

 

Julia Gillard, hailed for ‘misogyny’ speech, dumped as Australia’s first female PM NBCNews.com (blog) … dumped from office by her own party Wednesday. The country’s first female leader lost a dramatic political gamble by calling a leadership vote in a bid to end internal dissent in her Labor Party, which polls suggest is heading for defeat in …

Shock as first woman PM in Australia is axed by party Irish Independent As she acknowledged her defeat, by 57 votes to 45 at a closed party meeting yesterday, Ms Gillard fought back tears and expressed the hope that she had paved the way for female leaders. “It will be easier for the next woman and the woman after that and …

First female PM a job with no guidelines The Canberra Times … Press Club in Canberra in September 2008. View all 53 photos. Being the first female prime minister makes Gillard a heroine, not just of the Labor Party, but for her gender. Advertisement … She has demonstrated that a good leader is prepared to …

Gender ‘ an issue ‘ for Gillard BigPond News The only remaining woman in charge of an Australian government says gender played a part in Julia Gillard’s downfall. Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings has backed Ms Gillard’s view that being Australia’s first woman prime minister caused some, but not …

When Is Minority Participation Representation, and When Is It Tokenism? IVN News The numbers alone are not enough; what we need to know to separate token women or token racial or ethnic representation is to follow what power and influence they are allowed. We need to ask the question, what do they DO, and for whom they do it?

The Weird Knitting Photos of Australia’s Prime Minister TIME A recent photo session showing Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard knitting a “royal kangaroo” for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s unborn baby has sparked uproar Down Under as the country gets ready for its federal elections in September. In …

Australia’s first female prime minister Julia Gillard ousted as party leader Toronto Star Wednesday’s 57-to-45 vote makes Rudd leader of the party, and Governor-General Quentin Bryce could make him prime minister as early as Thursday, but he likely will have to demonstrate that he can command a majority of lawmakers in the House of …

Rudd ousts first female leader Gillard to take top Oz job Business Standard “While he’s more popular with voters, the deficit Labor faces in the polls means a win for the party still seems highly unlikely,” said John Warhurst, a political analyst at the Australian National University in Canberra. Rudd, 55, has been criticised …

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