Revitalized Gillard goes back to her ‘passion’

Julia Gillard, former prime minister of Australia and current chair of the Global Partnership for Education board, said ensuring strong replenishment for the 2015-2018 campaign is her top priority. Photo by: John Tass-Parker / Global Partnership for Education

When Julia Gillard lost a crucial leadership vote and resigned as prime minister — and from politics — in late June 2013, many thought the feisty leader would retreat from the public eye. Indeed, appearances in the media from this once very public figure came few and far between.

But Gillard seems ready to be back not only in the spotlight but to her “passion.” Last month, Australia’s first female prime minister and former education minister assumed a new post as chair of the Global Partnership for Education board of directors.

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