Julia Gillard: Prime Minister, Australia 2010-2013
Julia Gillard was sworn in as the twenty-seventh Prime Minister of Australia in June of 2010 and served until 2013. From 1996 to 1998, she served as Chief-of-Staff to the then Opposition Leader of the State of Victoria, John Brumby. From 1998 to 2001, she served on the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Workplace Relations. In 2001, she was appointed Shadow Minister for Population and Immigration and subsequently took on responsibilities for Reconciliation and Indigenous Affairs in 2003. From 2003 to 2006, she was Shadow Minister for Health. On December 4, 2006, she became Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party and served as Shadow Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Social Inclusion. Following the victory of the Labor Party in the 2007 elections, she was sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and Social Inclusion before becoming Prime Minister.
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