Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard

Official Twitter account of the 27th Prime Minister of Australia.

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Congratulations to Frances Adamson on her appointment as Governor of SA. She’s led a distinguished diplomatic career, representing Australia’s foreign interests with skill & dedication. We spoke recently on my podcast about her leadership journey:

At least US$5 billion for @GPforEducation  will help get 88 million more girls in school. Today, @BorisJohnson  and I met to discuss how we can make #GES21  a success by ensuring @g7  leaders and more step up to #FundEducation . #RaiseYourHand 

Girls’ education is the smartest investment we can make in our future. Thrilled to join @Malala  to celebrate the launch of two new @GPforEducation  @BMZ_Bund  initiatives that will help secure every girl’s right to learn. #RaiseYourHand  #SupportHerEducation 

A big thank you to all those who participated in the Melbourne Coastrek event, including @beyondblue  CEO Georgie Harman and her teammates, Gabrielle Coyne, Kate Torney and @abcmelbourne  radio host @LaTrioli .

Coastrek is Beyond Blue’s biggest community fundraiser and all proceeds go to the Beyond Blue Support Service, which is available 24/7 on 1300 22 4636. For more information, you can

I am very grateful to have received my 2nd dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. My thanks go to the staff & volunteers at the Waldron Health Centre. I urge everyone to take up opportunities to be vaccinated and to play their part in helping protect the community from COVID-19.

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During National Reconciliation Week, @beyondblue  is proud to continue creating safe online spaces for First Nations people in our Online Peer Forums and Blue Voices platform, and supports @RecAustralia 's call for meaningful action towards reconciliation. #MoreThanAWord  #NRW2021 

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From a disadvantaged background, Dyness was supported through school by @Camfed , & seized the opportunity to train as a ‘Learner Guide’. Because the UK public invested in @Camfed’s 2017 #UnlockFutures  #UKAidMatch  appeal, she can use her power to lead a better world.

Pre-existing inequalities have been exacerbated by Covid & there is a risk #GenderEquality  & girls’ education could be set back decades. #TowardsEquality  LIVE by @Sparknews  on June 18 will explore how to inspire the cultural shift necessary to build back


Thanks to all at #March4Justice  today for raising your voices against misogyny & violence against women. I honour your passion for action & courage of those who have spoken out. I hope today’s decision makers hear #enoughisenough  & it’s time for lasting change & real justice.

The High Court of Australia has today issued its decision on the case involving Cardinal George Pell. I do not intend to comment on that judgement. But I do wish to address the impact on our community.

Congratulations to @jacindaardern  and @nzlabour . You have led NZ through difficult times, with an understanding of the special power of kindness. Your leadership will continue to inspire people around the world, especially women.

My sincere condolences to @ScottMorrisonMP  on the death of his father John. Losing your dad is always hard, and even more so when you are serving as PM. My thoughts are with him and his family.

I want our nation to be a world leader in gender equality. Australia’s response to the violent, sexist and misogynistic conduct in our Parliament needs to be urgent, and ambitious. My thoughts here:

We have lost a global feminist icon in Helen Reddy. For decades her song ‘I am Woman’ has given full-throated voice to our fight for gender equality. Every word still relevant, no message dated, including we have ‘a long, long way to go’. Her legacy will endure. Hear us roar.

I am shocked and saddened that we have lost feminist hero and Labor giant, Susan Ryan. Every Australian’s life has been improved by her leadership on gender equality. She blazed the trail for Labor women, including me. I honour a woman of courage and true believer.

At a time when people are self-isolating and working from home, it can help to stay connected. The Beyond Blue discussion forums offer a safe place to share your experience and support others: .

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s intellect, wise words and determination to achieve gender equality shined throughout her long life of achievement. She inspired women around the world to do more and fight harder. RBG will be missed but her legacy endures.