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On 24 June 2010 Julia Gillard became Australia’s 27th Prime Minister and the first woman to hold the office. She was elected unopposed by the Parliamentary Labor Party.
Before becoming Prime Minister, she served as the Deputy Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010 in Kevin Rudd’s Labor government, where she was Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations; Minister for Education; and Minister for Social Inclusion.
She is the Federal Member for Lalor (Vic) and was first elected to Parliament in 1998.
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