“We will never know how successful Julia Gillard could have been if she’d led a united party. That is one of the great sadnesses for me.”
Reflecting on Julia Gillard’s years as Prime Minister, Tanya Plibersek recalls many things. A magnificent speaker, a political operator with clear vision, generous charm, and a sense of humour. She recalls phenomenal dignity in adversity, and a PM who managed a hung parliament effectively.
She also has some fascinating insights into what went wrong.
Writing in a new collection of essays Bewitched and Bedevilled – Women Write the Gillard Years (Hardie Grant, $24.95) the deputy Labor ...