Women hold a banner celebrating Australia's next prime minister, conservative Tony Abbott, in Sydney. Abbott swept away Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, as voters punished Labor for years of internal party warfare.
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September 7, 2013 The Liberal-National coalition secured enough support to name Tony Abbott Australia's new prime minister, in an election that ends six years of Labor rule.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard during question time at Parliament House on Wednesday in Canberra, Australia.
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June 26, 2013 Gillard was Australia's first female prime minister. She said her gender doesn't explain everything, but it "doesn't explain nothing."
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