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Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Q+A

Next Monday night a Q+A special, with former Prime Minister Julia Gillard joining host Hamish Macdonald live from Sydney.

The only woman to hold the top job in Australia, Julia Gillard is Chair of Beyond Blue, one of Australia’s leading mental health bodies, and has joined a medical research company involved in the search for a COVID-19 vaccine.

With Victorians locking down again for at least six weeks, how is the pandemic impacting the mental health of Australians? And how close are we to a vaccine?

We’ll also discuss how she reflects on her political career – she now she says there are things she would have done very differently.

So what are they? What did she learn? And how is she tackling the vexed challenge of being an ex-PM?

With her experience on the world stage in politics, economics and global not-for-profits, Julia Gillard has written a new book, Women in Leadership with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, canvassing the impact of gender on women’s access to positions of leadership. Why do men still dominate the corridors of power around the world? Do women make better leaders?

With a long held passion for education and equality, Julia Gillard now works for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at Kings College and the Global Partnership for Education.

Her iconic Misogyny speech from 2012 went viral and has recently turned up on TikTok.

The good, the bad and the prickly with Julia Gillard on Q+A, July 13, 9.35pm. Unmissable TV!

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard will join Hamish on the panel live – Monday July 13 at 9.35pm on ABC TV + iview. You can also stream the program live on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or on our website: http://www.abc.net.au/qanda/

Read more here.

Q+A is simulcast LIVE around the country on ABC TV, ABC iview and ABC NEWS on radio.  ABC Australia also broadcasts Q+A into Asia and the Pacific.

Members of the public can:

Register to be part of the Q+A LIVE studio audience at: abc.net.au/qanda

Submit questions for the panel, also at: abc.net.au/qanda

Contribute to the discussion via Q+A’s Twitter highlights feed, using #qanda

Submit live questions via Twitter using #qanda and @qanda

Follow @qanda on Twitter to receive first-hand updates about the program and panel members.

Q+A is also live streamed on FacebookPeriscopeYouTube and available on the Q+A website.  Viewers can watch the program on Periscope through Twitter while following or joining the Twitter conversation.

*live streaming locally at:

SA 8.05pm; NT 8.05pm; WA 6.35pm

Julia Gillard on Q+A airs Monday 13 July at 9.35pm AEST on ABC and iview

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