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My Story by [Gillard, Julia]
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'I was prime minister for three years and three days.Three years and three days of resilience.Three years and three days of changing the nation.Three years and three days for you to judge.'

On Wednesday 23 June 2010, with the government in turmoil, Julia Gillard asked Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for a leadership ballot.

The next day, Julia Gillard became Australia's 27th prime minister, and our first female leader. Australia was alive to the historic possibilities. Here was a new approach for a new time.

It was to last three extraordinary years.

This is Julia Gillard's chronicle of that turbulent time, a strikingly candid self-portrait of a political leader seeking to realise her ideals. It is her story of what it was like - in the face of government in-fighting and often hostile media - to manage a hung parliament, build a diverse and robust economy, create an equitable and world-class education system, ensure a dignified future for Australians with disabilities, all while attending to our international obligations and building strategic alliances for our future. This is a politician driven by a sense of purpose - from campus days with the Australian Union of Students, to a career in the law, to her often gritty, occasionally glittering rise up the ranks of the Australian Labor Party.

Refreshingly honest, peppered with a wry humour and personal insights, Julia Gillard does not shy away from her mistakes, admitting freely to errors, misjudgements, and policy failures as well as detailing her political successes. Here is an account of what was hidden behind the resilience and dignified courage Gillard showed as prime minister, her view of the vicious hate campaigns directed against her, and a reflection on what it means - and what it takes - to be a woman leader in contemporary politics.

Here, in her own words, Julia Gillard reveals what life was really like as Australia's first female prime minister.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4433 KB
  • Print Length: 659 pages
  • Publisher: RHA eBooks Adult (24 September 2014)
  • Sold by: Random House Australia
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KBO8LAQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #65,072 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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A bit boring, goes too far in to policy mechanics rather than focusing on principles. I found that if I didn't have a keen interest in a particular topic being discussed I would feel like every page was a labour rather than a joy.
The book does however provide an insight in to how much work and pressure comes with the job of prime minister. It certainly takes a tough character to run a government.
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What a wonderful book to read, I believe in the true facts & how we should not treat people whoever they are. In my thoughts, the best Prime Minister we have had for a very long time. Brian.
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An interesting insight into the working of Parliament. It may be only one persons view but it was still valuable.
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gave up. Think Julia Gillard is fantastic but got bored with it as I don't know all the other politicians in Australia
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have not finished the book; you have to be patient for a little while. Thank you.
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Inspirational woman what a shame we ended up with Wabbott.
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I really enjoyed this book and the insights into the thinking of Julia Gillard. I think she did an amazing job considering the attacks she had to bear from her own party and the aggressive opposition which went far beyond the norm. She had great ideas for this country and she achieved many of her aims in spite of the NO NO of the Liberal party. She freely admits mistakes and the book and her Prime Ministership deserve respect.
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An enjoyable and satisfying read that had me feeling some sympathy for Julia Gillard, laughing with her, cheering her on, admiring her capacity to think clearly and wishing Australia, and the rest of the Western World would get over its cliched claim that when women say it like it is, we are playing the gender card. Like Julia, most women know the gender card well and truly exists and it's almost always played by the blokes. Worth reading just to know that Julia is a clear thinking woman with well developed crap detection skills
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