Did Australia have a female Prime Minister?

Did Australia have a female Prime Minister?

On 24 June 2010, Julia Gillard became Australia’s 27th Prime Minister and the first woman to hold the office.

Where is Julia Gillard from?

Barry, United Kingdom
Julia Gillard/Place of birth

How many female prime ministers has Australia had?

A total of twelve women have served, or are serving, as the head of an Australian government. Of these, one has served as the prime minister of Australia, six as the premier of a state and four as the chief minister of a territory.

Who Is Julia Gillard’s family?

Tim Mathieson
John GillardAlison GillardMoira Gillard
Julia Gillard/Family

Who was the world’s first female prime minister?

First Female Prime Minister in the World1960 The first female Prime Minister in the world was Sirimavo Bandaranaike. She was elected Prime Minister of Ceylon and Sri Lanka three times.

Who was the longest serving prime minister in Australia?

The longest-serving prime minister was Robert Menzies, who served in office twice: from 26 April 1939 to 28 August 1941, and again from 19 December 1949 to 26 January 1966. In total Robert Menzies spent 18 years, 5 months and 12 days in office.

Who Is Julia Gillard’s partner?

Tim Mathieson (2006–)
Julia Gillard/Partner
Timothy Raymond Mathieson (born 1957) is an Australian hairdresser and partner of Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia. He entered the public spotlight in 2006 when they became partners.

Why did Julia Gillard stop being prime minister?

On 26 June 2013, after a lengthy period of leadership instability, Gillard lost the leadership of the Labor Party back to Rudd at a leadership spill. Her resignation as prime minister took effect the next day, and she announced her retirement from politics.

What is the capital of Australia?


Canberra, federal capital of the Commonwealth of Australia. It occupies part of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), in southeastern Australia, and is about 150 miles (240 km) southwest of Sydney.

Who was prime minister after Julia Gillard?

Julia Gillard

The Honourable Julia Gillard AC
Preceded by Kevin Rudd
Succeeded by Kevin Rudd
13th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
In office 3 December 2007 – 24 June 2010

Who was the world’s first woman?

First in the World – Women

First woman in space Valentina Tereshkova USSR
First woman to scale Mt Everest Junko Tabei Japan
First woman to win an Olympic gold Charlotte Cooper England
First woman Prime Minister in the world Sirimavo Bandaranaike Sri Lanka
First American woman in space Sally Ride USA

Who is the youngest prime minister of the world?

“Who is Sanna Marin, the world’s youngest prime minister?”. The Irish Times. Retrieved 10 December 2019.