Julia Gillard

While We Must Farewell Jo Cox, We Must Never Farewell The Values That Defined Her

Julia Gillard | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Politics
Julia Gillard

Women need power to change things. You can't change things if you are a name on a ballot, a quota filled - you need your seat in Parliament. Participation is the start, but power is the end. Jo knew that - it's why she worked so hard across party lines to make sure that women were running for seats they could win and it's why she herself joined a party where she stood a shot of becoming an MP and, one day, a minister, even a Prime Minister. Jo had courage, but she was also unashamed to have ambition. She wanted to go far, and she wanted to lift up others as she climbed. There's no stain in aspiring to the highest office in your country. It doesn't taint the purity of your purpose. Today, I want to say to you loudly and clearly - Have the highest of ambitions for yourself, for your purpose.

Children's Education Is Too Important to Be a Casualty of War

Helle Thorning-Schmidt | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Helle Thorning-Schmidt

With the right opportunities and the chance to learn, children like Ali will no longer be pressured to work - giving him and his family the hope they need to rebuild their lives, and potentially their country, if or when it is safe for them to return.

When Politics Becomes Blood Sport - Welcome to 'The Killing Season', Power Aussie Rules Style

Alastair Campbell | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Politics
Alastair Campbell

The Killing Season is extraordinary TV but sad to watch. Because ultimately it is a story of bad politics that failed because people simply could not work together in a way that made the team greater than the sum of the egos of the individuals.

The Waugh Zone June 16 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday June 16, 2015... THE LIDINGTON COMPROMISE Eurosceptics are not easily fooled by Downing Street’s...

Former Australian PM Has Some Advice For Female Politicians

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics

Julia Gillard advised female politicians to confront gender issues "early," telling BBC’s “Newsnight” on Monday that misogynistic insults can be...

A Stimulus Every Country Needs

Nigel Chapman | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
Nigel Chapman

What happens this week in Brussels will be an important signal from global leaders about their commitment to key development and human rights issues and their resolve to work together. The life chances of 57 million children out of school weigh in the balance.

Write to Learn

Stephen_Brown | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK

Monday's news that Asia had received top marks in the 2014 global education index was received warmly right across Asia, and by many of us in the development community too.

Who Throws A Shoe? Hillary Clinton Gets The George Bush Treatment (VIDEO, PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics

Hillary Clinton managed to dodge being hit by a shoe as she addressed a crowd in Las Vegas. The former Secretary of State cracked jokes after the ...

Tony Abbott Left Red-Faced By 'Typo Of The Year'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

Tony Abbott has been left red-faced after a typo highlighted the singular number of women in the Australian Prime Minister's cabinet. The male-domi...

Is This The Most Sexist Cabinet Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK

David Cameron is said to have a woman problem, with a tiny female presence at the heart of his government. But Australia's new premier makes Dave l...

Boris Johnson Congratulates 'Dedicated' Tony Abbott

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson has congratulated Tony Abbott, Australia’s new prime, on his landslide victory in the general election on Saturday, calling him a "ded...

Kevin Rudd, Australian Prime Minister, Could Lose His Own Seat At Election

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Politics

Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd faces the embarrassing prospect of losing his own parliamentary seat in the upcoming general election. A poll ...

Royal Baby Given Free Zoo Pass By Australia

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Politics

The royal baby can expect to be showered with gifts from abroad and the Australian's have moved quickly to impress the future king. The Sydney Morn...

Wimbledon, Burgers, DOMA And More: Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Comedy

It was, we think it's safe to say, a good week for Kevin Rudd, Byron burgers and gay marriage in America. It wasn't such a good week for Julia Gill...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 28 June 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

From one sunglasses-wearing singer to another now and Silvio Berlusconi has, after years of antics shadier than a coconut tree, finally got conked on the head. He's been sentenced to jail for sex with a minor, although in a particularly grimy irony, he's unlikely to serve any actual prison time because of his advanced age.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Thatcher Was Modest Compared To This'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Thursday 27 June 2013... 1) 'THATCHER WAS MODEST COMPARED TO THIS' Austerity has failed to get growth or bala...

Australian Politics Is a Global Embarrassment

Emily Verdouw | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Politics
Emily Verdouw

Yet again, here we are, another leadership contention, more spiteful words, contradictions and backstabbing from the Labor party on a whole, and now Rudd is PM again. A man enamoured by his own celebrity. Australian politics has suffered an immense loss in credibility and the Australian public is embarrassed.

Shock As Australia's Gillard Defeated In Leadership Challenge

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK

In what must rank amongst the most shocking political comebacks of all time, the Australian prime minister Julia Gillard has been defeated in a snap l...

Julia Gillard Can Knit If She Damn Well Wants To

Rebecca Allen | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Allen

Julia Gillard, who just wants to get on with being Prime Minister, and keeps being reminded that she's a woman and is therefore inferior at everything. Julia is in Australian Women's Weekly this week, with a picture of her knitting a kangaroo for the royal baby. The internet, the opposition party, several news outlets and some knitting purists are up in arms.

Top Ten Most Powerful Women in the World 2013

Joanne Nye | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Nye

This year marks the centenary of famous Suffragette martyr Emily Wilding Davison's tragic death at the Epsom races. This event and the work of the Suffragette movement have made me stop to think about how far we women have come in the last 100 years and how much more there is to be done to help the next generation achieve success.

Dalai Lama Admits His Successor Could Be Female As He Praises 'Compassion & Sensitivity' Of Women

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK

The Dalai Lama has acknowledged that his successor could be a woman, praising the "sensitivity and compassion" of female leaders. The spiritual le...

WATCH: 'He Must Be Gay, He's A Hairdresser'

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK

All hairdressers are gay, right? Clearly not, but that's the assumption an Australian radio show host appeared to make when he asked prime minister...

Julia Gillard Slams 'Grossly Sexist' Menu

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Politics

Australian prime minister Julia Gillard has urged the opposition Liberal party to deselect a candidate over a "grossly sexist and offensive" fundrai...

WATCH: Aussie PM Attacked With Salami Sandwich

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

Having demonstrated she is rubbish at walking, terrible at stopping her boyfriend or ministers from offending people and apocalyptically bad at keepin...

Australian PM Attacked With Vegemite Sandwich...& 15 Other Politicians Hit By Assorted Missiles (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Politics

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has narrowly avoided being struck with a Vegemite sandwich. The 51-year-old was targeted with the yeasty s...