Featuring new material. 'I was prime minister for three years and three days.Three years and three days of resilience.Three years and three days of changing the nation.Three years and three days for you to judge.'
Julia Gillard was sworn in as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia on 24 June 2010 and served in that office until June 2013. As Prime Minister and in her previous role as Deputy Prime Minister, Ms Gillard was central to the successful management of Australia s economy, the 12th biggest economy in the world, during the Global Financial Crisis and as Australia positioned to seize the benefits of Asia s rise. Ms Gillard developed Australia s guiding policy paper, Australia in the Asian Century. Ms Gillard delivered nation-changing policies including reforming Australia education at every level from early childhood to university education, creating an emissions trading scheme, improving the provision and sustainability of health care, aged care and dental care, commencing the nation s first ever national scheme to care for people with disabilities and restructuring the telecommunications sector as well as building a national broadband network.In foreign policy, Ms Gillard strengthened Australia s alliance with the United States, secured stronger architecture for the relationship with China, upgraded Australia s ties with India, and deepened ties with Japan, Indonesia and Sou