Positioning Australia for the 21st Century

Positioning Australia for the 21st Century

NSW
Dec 7
CEDA is delighted to welcome the Hon Julia Gillard MP, Deputy Prime Minister to outline her vision for a productive, prosperous and modern future Australia.

Event overview

Positioning Australia for the 21st Century

NSW
Dec 07

CEDA is delighted to welcome the Hon Julia Gillard MP, Deputy Prime Minister to outline her vision for a productive, prosperous and modern future Australia.

Speakers

Hon Julia Gillard MP, Deputy Prime Minister  

 Public event
 07/12/2009
 Four Seasons Hotel,, 199 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

 Government/Regulation
 Lunch

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EVENT OVERVIEW

Policy makers now accept that investing wisely in knowledge, skills and innovation is one of the best means available to ensure long-term prosperity, leading to both overall economic growth and to better education and work opportunities.

In positioning Australia for the 21st Century and beyond the economic downturn, policy makers must consider the big demographic, technological and societal shifts, such as an ageing workforce, changing trading partners and ongoing strong population growth.

CEDA is delighted to welcome the Hon Julia Gillard MP, Deputy Prime Minister to outline her vision for a productive, prosperous and modern future Australia. 

MEET THE SPEAKER

The Hon Julia Gillard MP, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Minister for Education and Minister for Social Inclusion

Julia was born in Wales, migrating to Australia with her family in 1966. She studied arts and law at university in Adelaide before being elected as national education vice president of the Australian Union of Students in 1983.

She began work as a solicitor with the law firm Slater and Gordon and became a partner in 1990. In May 1996, Julia was appointed chief of staff of the then Victorian Opposition leader, John Brumby. Julia worked with Mr Brumby until her election to Federal Parliament in 1998.

Following her election, she was a member of a number of parliamentary committees including the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Workplace Relations prior to entering Labor's Shadow Ministry in 2001.

She subsequently served in a number of Shadow Ministerial portfolios including Population and Immigration, Reconciliation and Indigenous Affairs, Health, Employment and Industrial Relations, and Social Inclusion.

Julia was Labor's Manager of Opposition Business for three years prior to being elected as Labor's Deputy Leader in December 2006.

Following the Federal Election on the 24th of November 2007, Julia was sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, and Minister for Social Inclusion.

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