Julia Gillard addresses sexism in Australian Parliament

Background Info

Tony Abbott (Leader of Opposition) spoke out this morning condemning Peter Slipper for sexist text messages that have now become public record. Hours later Prime Minister Julia Gillard labelled the attack an “offensive,” “unacceptable” “double-standard,”  and a political ploy from Abbott who she claims has been incessantly responsible for sexism and misogyny in the House. Gillard’s impassioned 15-minute rebuttal and transcript can be found here from abc.  






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