Question: Who was the first female Prime Minister of Australia?

On 24 June 2010, Julia Gillard became Australias 27th Prime Minister and the first woman to hold the office. She was elected unopposed by the Parliamentary Labor Party.

How many female prime ministers has Australia had?

A total of twelve women have served, or are serving, as the head of an Australian government. Of these, one has served as the prime minister of Australia, six as the premier of a state and four as the chief minister of a territory.

Who was Australias first female PM?

Julia Gillard (27th Prime Minister, 2010–13) is the first female Prime Minister of Australia. No woman has yet served as Leader of the Opposition in the Commonwealth Parliament.

Who was the first female premier?

First female Premier of New South Wales - Senator the Hon Kristina Keneally. First female Speaker of the Legislative Assembly - The Hon Shelley Hancock MP. Premier and first female Treasurer of New South Wales - The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP.

Which year did Australia get their first female prime minister?

On 24 June 2010, Julia Gillard became Australias 27th Prime Minister and the first woman to hold the office. She was elected unopposed by the Parliamentary Labor Party.

Who is the Australian prime minister?

Scott MorrisonSince 2018 Australia/Prime minister The incumbent prime minister is Scott Morrison, who took office in August 2018 as leader of the Liberal Party. Formally appointed by the governor-general, the office of the prime minister is governed by Westminster system convention as it is not described in the Australian constitution.

Who was the youngest prime minister of Australia?

The youngest person to assume the office was Chris Watson (age 37 years, 18 days). The oldest person to assume office was John McEwen (age 67 years, 265 days). The oldest living former prime minister is John Howard, born 26 July 1939 (age 82 years, 61 days).

What year did Australia get their first female Prime Minister?

On 24 June 2010, Julia Gillard became Australias 27th Prime Minister and the first woman to hold the office. She was elected unopposed by the Parliamentary Labor Party.

Who was the 1st prime minister?

Modern historians generally consider Sir Robert Walpole, who led the government of Great Britain for over twenty years from 1721, as the first prime minister. Walpole is also the longest-serving British prime minister by this definition.

Which country has a female president in Africa?

Ellen Johnson SirleafPersonal detailsBornEllen Eugenia Johnson 29 October 1938 Monrovia, LiberiaPolitical partyLiberian Action Party (1985–1996) Unity (1997–2018) Independent (2018–present)Spouse(s)James Sirleaf ​ ​ ( m. 1956; div. 1961)​17 more rows

Who is the prime minister in Australia?

Scott MorrisonSince 2018 Australia/Prime minister The incumbent prime minister is Scott Morrison, who took office in August 2018 as leader of the Liberal Party. Formally appointed by the governor-general, the office of the prime minister is governed by Westminster system convention as it is not described in the Australian constitution.

Who is Australias longest running prime minister?

The longest-serving prime minister was Sir Robert Menzies, who served in office twice: from 26 April 1939 to 28 August 1941, and again from 19 December 1949 to 26 January 1966. In total Robert Menzies spent 18 years, 5 months and 12 days in office.

Does Australia have a first lady?

Role. The prime ministers spouse has no official duties. Although a prime ministers wife may be unofficially referred to as Australias first lady, a spouse does not receive a staff or official budget.

Which country has a lady president?

Elected or appointed female chief executivesNameCountryOfficeGolda MeirIsraelPrime MinisterSirimavo BandaranaikeCeylon/ Sri LankaPrime MinisterIsabel Martínez de PerónArgentinaPresidentElisabeth DomitienCentral African RepublicPrime Minister55 more rows

Who is the first female president in Nigeria?

Sarah JibrilBornSarah Nnadzwa March 1945 (age 76) Kwara State, NigeriaNationalityNigerianEducationQueen Elizabeth Secondary SchoolAlma materSenior Staff College Dartford College of Education University of Lagos The Living Word Seminary4 more rows

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