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Julia Gillard reveals in her own words what life was like as Australia's first female prime minister.

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Born in Wales, Julia Gillard emigrated to Australia with her family and grew up in Adelaide. Sworn in as the 27th prime minister of Australia in June 2010 she served in that office until June 2013. As prime minister Julia Gillard delivered nation-changing policies, including reforming Australian education, creating an emissions trading scheme, improving the provision of health, aged and dental care and restructuring the telecommunications sector. In October 2012, Julia Gillard received worldwide attention for her speech in parliament on the treatment of women in professional and public life. After departing politics, Julia Gillard has accepted roles at the University of Adelaide and the Brookings Institution and was appointed chair of the Global Partnership for Education, an international initiative made up of nearly 60 developing countries, donor governments, international organisations, the private sector and civil society groups


"A detailed, yet surprisingly lively, first-hand account ... a unique insight into the good and bad sides of Australian politics today." * Financial Times *
"The best parts of the book are on gender. In fact, they should be required reading for anyone who says feminism's work is done." * Evening Standard *
"In My Story, Ms Gillard addresses the sexism and misogyny she faced. She also documents her poisonous political feud with Mr Rudd." * The Independent *
"An extraordinary story of political delivery ... A very good read indeed." * Total Politics *

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