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Julia Gillard, 2013

Peter Brew-Bevan

type C photograph on paper (frame: 143.3 cm x 103.3 cm, sheet: 120.0 cm x 90.0 cm, image: 90.2 cm x 74.5 cm)

Julia Gillard AC (b. 1961), was the 27th Prime Minister of Australia. Born in Wales, she came to Adelaide with her parents at age five. She joined the Labor Party while studying at the University of Adelaide, moving to Melbourne in 1982 for a role with the Australian Union of Students. Having completed her studies in Arts and Law at the University of Melbourne, she joined the industrial law specialist Slater & Gordon in 1987. After unsuccessfully contesting a Senate seat in the 1996 Federal election, she took up the position of Chief of Staff to then Victorian Opposition Leader, John Brumby. She was elected to the House of Representatives in 1998 and in 2001 entered shadow cabinet, subsequently serving as Shadow Minister for portfolios including Health and Employment and Workplace Relations. Elected Deputy Leader of the Opposition in late 2006, she became Australia’s first female Deputy Prime Minister following Labor’s victory in the 2007 Federal Election, and in June 2010 defeated Kevin Rudd in a leadership ballot, becoming Australia’s first female Prime Minister. On 26 June 2013 she lost the leadership in a spill to Rudd; she resigned the following day, and announced that she would not contest the seat of Lalor in the 2013 federal election. In her farewell speech, she cited the introduction of a price on carbon, disability care, education reforms, and the Royal Commission on institutional child abuse as among her most significant achievements as Prime Minister.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Peter Brew-Bevan 2013

Accession number: 2013.69

Currently not on display

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Peter Brew-Bevan (age 44 in 2013)

Julia Gillard AC (age 52 in 2013)

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Government and leadership

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Peter Brew-Bevan (6 portraits)

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.