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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.


Totting up Gillard’s income — author, speaker, ex-PM

Julia Gillard should make a pretty good income next year as she writes her memoirs, gives speeches and earns the standard ex-PMs salary. Crikey tots up the total.

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Bob Brown on the Greens’ preference deals

Crikey readers have their say on the Julia Gillard interviews, the US shutdown and Greens preferences in the senate.

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Another prime ministerial performance from Gillard

She was formidable, flawless … and highly electable. Julia Gillard’s speech in Melbourne last night showed us a glimpse of the prime minister she could have been. So what happened?

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iSentia index: Joyce and Brandis draw fire, but Abbott on top

Tony Abbott still takes the lion’s share of media mentions, despite controversy among his MPs.

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Giving Gillard a fair go

Crikey readers have their say on Julia Gillard’s Opera House interview, and the nitty gritty of polling figures.

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Tips and rumours

Kate McClymont runs for Uni Syd Senate … Ann Summers pals up with Qantas … Who is Richard Bolt?

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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: more losers than winners

Commercial networks couldn’t cut a break last night, as viewers watched Julia Gillard on News24 or turned off altogether.

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At the Opera House, a Gillard curtain call to a cacophony of love

She hit out at the haters and a sell-out crowd went wild. Julia Gillard emerged from exile to talk to Anne Summers in front of a packed Sydney Opera House audience. Crikey was there.

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Psychic concerns should spark government action

Crikey readers have their say on regulating psychics and Wayne Swan’s budget management.

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Tips and rumours

Gillard announces book deal … new species discovered? … Pell no fan of David Marr’s Quarterly Essay.

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The cruelty of Newstart — and whose fault it was

Crikey readers talk the Coalition’s broadband plan and what Labor should have done differently on Newstart.

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Tips and rumours

Abbott a leftie … The Oz keeps it in the family … Gillard and Windsor double bill sold out …

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Rundle mythbusts the campaign that was (part two)

We all know why Labor lost: Kevin Rudd, the narcissist, undermined Julia Gillard at every step and then exploded because of the chaos of the campaign. The only problem with that narrative is none of it is true. Let’s look at the facts …

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Tips and rumours

Mirabella may lost job even if she wins … The AFR takes on penises … gossip from the journos’ election campaign …

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Tips and rumours

Cash for Palmer United Party “volunteers” … Julia Gillard goes on tour … Rumblings of discontent in Liberal Party ranks already

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Disunity was death for a government with a strong record

Labor managed the economy well and achieved significant reforms, but ultimately simply couldn’t govern itself. Voters were always going to punish them for it.

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History will be on Gillard’s side

Crikey readers have their say on Kevin Rudd, Syria and the Netherlands.

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On the trail with Craig Thomson, the David of Dobell

Facing 173 criminal charges over the alleged misuse of credit cards and other matters, Craig Thomson is defiantly contesting a seat he cannot win. Is he a little mad, in denial … or looking to make a few dollars?

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iSentia index: now or never for floundering Rudd campaign

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has been acting more like an opposition leader with his promises of change, while Tony Abbott has been acting as if Kevin 07 never happened, assuming the mantle of John Howard.

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iSentia index: presidential-style politics with Abbott closing in

Tony Abbott got almost as much press as the Prime Minister this week, as the presidential-style campaign hits its stride.

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Campaign scorecard: great debate splits the voters

Crikey asks the sharpest political commentators which leader got the best of the campaigning day yesterday, plus we track where the leaders are and what cash promises they’ve made …

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Tips and rumours

IT wobbles at DIAC … some Coalition types dumping Mirabella in Indi? … who is Barnaby Joyce anyway? …

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iSentia index: the age of the Twitterverse

Are the daily tabloids still relevant in this age of digital media? Kevin Rudd will be hoping not, since he is the undisputed king of the social media sphere.

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Tips and rumours

Julia Gillard signs up to write her memoirs … Did Kevin Rudd shut down the band? … Crikey helps save you money …

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Turns out Aussie voters don’t hate Labor, they hated Julia Gillard. Could Labor actually win this thing? Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

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