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Follow Crikey’s latest coverage of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Crikey’s Julia Gillard coverage includes independent news, blogs and commentary.


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Tips and rumours

Ministers’ defensive manouvres … Palmer’s Coolum competition … Leyonhjelm’s staff an interesting bunch

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No matter how many questions, the campaign against Gillard will never end

Julia Gillard haters got their moment to shine yesterday when Gillard fronted the unions royal commission. But not one managed to land a blow.

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Gillard gives her enemies more than they bargained for at royal commission

The former PM held her own in the witness stand today, but how big a role did the media play in putting her there in the first place? Freelance journalist Scott Mitchell reports from the hearing.

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Classification board roles politicised … carbon tax savings don’t add up … Gillard’s book launch no cheap affair

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Coalition’s recovery levels off — and a Hockey return to form is needed

The Coalition’s polling recovery in the wake of the MH17 tragedy has left it just shy of Labor; it still needs a boost to recover its lead.

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Poll Bludger: Abbott’s ‘women problem’

A deeper look into post-election polling trends reveals historical distinctions in how men and women react to leaders and political events — and why Tony Abbott may have real cause for concern with the female vote.

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On racist cartoons

Crikey readers have their say on racist cartoons, Eddie Obied and World War I.

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‘Political feminists’ and compulsory voting on Mark Latham’s hit list

There is no policy oomph from feminist dogma,” Mark Latham told the audience at his book launch last night, saying that political feminism was out of touch with mainstream Australian concerns.

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‘Stand up and fight!’ Combet gets feisty at book launch

The former climate change and energy minister launched his book to a packed house — but will it resonate outside the ALP bubble?

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Carbon repeal: condemning our children for cheap political points

The repeal of a functioning, low-impact carbon price is an economic attack on future generations, and they will damn us for it.

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Books by politicians: how to avoid the bargain bin

A flood of pollies have books coming out, from Julia Gillard to John Howard and Bob Day. We look at what makes for a good read in this tricky genre.

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Hockey joins the G20 lecture circuit

Joe Hockey’s lecturing the G20 on lifting growth while undertaking reforms. Only… it all sounds a little familiar, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Pyjamas, porridge and bursts of song: Carr another star for NSW last night

Bob Carr is not the sporty type — having scheduled his performance of his Diary of a Foreign Minister on the same night as the State of Origin. But it was a rousing, amusing, and dare we say inspiring night all the same.

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‘A complete fucking shambles’: Bramston dishes dirt on Rudd’s campaign

Troy Bramston has written a book giving an inside look at the problem with Kevin Rudd, why the Labor Party hit the skids and Julia Gillard’s coup.

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Gillard’s ex calm under pressure at unions commission

Julia Gillard’s former boyfriend appeared in front of a packed house, giving evidence regarding his (and Gillard’s) possible involvement in a union slush fund.

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Porkies: the biggest broken promises in Australian politics

It is possible for a politician to survive a broken promise, but sometimes they come back to haunt. Here are 10 of the most memorable broken promises …

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Labor’s legacy under Abbott’s axe: what will survive?

The Abbott government wants to hack down much of Labor’s legacy. We investigate which Labor reforms are likely to survive, and who history may come to judge as the better PM out of Rudd and Gillard.

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Media briefs: New Matilda lives … sleeping Palmer … Gillard book …

New Matilda lands a new owner… the first look at Julia Gillard’s memoir… sleeping Palmer a sitting duck…

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Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: light at the end of the tunnel edition

Julia Gillard reviews Game of Thrones, Arthur Sinodinos can’t recall much of anything, and the Greens are OK in WA.

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Caro’s flotsam and jetsam: missing MH370 … pollie pride … March in March …

Remember Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech? Here is a version set to music that will bring tears to your eyes. Plus: are things ever going to get better?

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Wilkie: Gillard’s backroom deal — and how she betrayed me

Julia Gillard came to the member for Denison with a curious proposal. Federal MP Andrew Wilkie is now spilling the beans on the secret deal — and why he ultimately tore up an agreement once she stabbed him in the back.

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Tips and rumours

Regional newspapers to consolidate? … Gillard delivers on memoirs … is Eric Abetz the most powerful person in Tas? …

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Tips and rumours

Rex donations going awry … Sydney arts coverage under threat? … Gillard is back and blogging …

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Keane’s 2013 in review: on trust, narratives and secrets

The failure of governments to earn the trust of voters was a major theme in 2013. This will make governing difficult until — if ever — governments regain that trust.

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iSentia index: three PMs, two governments keep people talking

Tony Abbott has fought off his two Labor leadership counterparts to take out the dubious honour of most talked-about politician in 2013. See who else made the list …

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