State Opening of Australian Parliament

At the state opening of the Australian Parliament, Prime Minister Julia Gillard acknowledged the history of the indigenous people of… read more

At the state opening of the Australian Parliament, Prime Minister Julia Gillard acknowledged the history of the indigenous people of Australia and welcomed the first aboriginal member elected to the lower house of parliament. Her remarks were followed by highlights from the State Opening and Question Time, which occurred in late September.

Julia Gillard formed Australia’s first minority government in 67 years after a tense election that left each of the main political parties with 72 seats in the 150-seat House of Representatives. Ms. Gillard was able to continue as Prime Minister after convincing two independent members to join her government. She is Australia’s first female Prime Minister. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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State Opening of Australian Parliament

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Program ID:
295858-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Foreign Legislature
Location:
Canberra, Australia
First Aired:
Oct 7, 2010
Last Aired:
Oct 11, 2010

Airing Details

  • Oct 07, 2010 | 11:56am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 07, 2010 | 11:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 08, 2010 | 6:05am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 11, 2010 | 5:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

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