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Julia Gillard Becomes Australia's First Female Prime Minister

Pop Poll: Girl Power in Da (Parliament) House! Julia Gillard Becomes Australia’s First Female Prime Minister...Discuss

Julia Gillard made history this morning by becoming Australia’s first female Prime Minister. After a tumultuous 12 hours, Kevin Rudd stood down before a scheduled leadership ballot which was to be held at 9am. But just who is Julia Gillard, you might ask? We’ve got the important details—she is 48, has no children and lives with her long-term partner, hairdresser Tim Mathieson in the Melbourne suburb of Altona. And just months after taking office as deputy PM, men's magazine Ralph voted her the second sexiest woman at its annual awards night, coming in second to Jennifer Hawkins. Tell us what you think—do you rate or hate Julia Gillard as our new PM? Sound off below!

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