A Conversation With Julia Gillard, the Former Prime Minister of Australia

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard poses for a photo ahead of the inaugural 'Anne Summers Conversations Session' at the Sydney Opera House on September 30, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.   - Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard poses for a photo ahead of the inaugural 'Anne Summers Conversations Session' at the Sydney Opera House on September 30, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

A Conversation With Julia Gillard, the Former Prime Minister of Australia

A conversation with Julia Gillard, the former prime minister of Australia, about being the first woman to lead the Australian government and her current efforts to educate children in the world's poorest countries.

Julia Gillard was the first woman in Australia to be prime minister. But she came from humble beginnings. Her father was from a coal mining village in Wales and never went to high school. He moved the family to Australia for a better life and to give his children a better education. Gillard has never forgotten that. She’s worked for decades on education reform - first as politician in Australia and now as the chair of a global education coalition. Join guest host Susan Page for a discussion with the former Australian prime minister about her role in government and her current efforts to help educate children in the world’s poorest countries.

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