Julia Gillard quotes

  • My guiding principle is that prosperity can be shared. We can create wealth together. The global economy is not a zero-sum game.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Zero #Games #Together

  • In my view, the ideal prime minister is patient, hard-working, compassionate and has a clear vision, driven by the fair go.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Hard Work #Views #Vision

  • Through hard work and education, we can deliver a strong economy and opportunity for all.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Strong #Hard Work #Opportunity

  • In politics there's never a magic wand.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Magic #Wands

  • The great thing about music is that whatever you're into, you see new possibilities.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Possibility #Music Is #Great Things

  • The cartoon absolutely captures something that acres and acres of copy can't. And even photographs can't.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Cartoon #Acres #Photograph

  • The caricature of my own face always makes me laugh.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Laughing #Faces #Make Me Laugh

  • There's not a sense that the person who is waiting on the table is somehow a lesser person that the person who is eating in the restaurant.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Waiting #Tables #Eating

  • The first film I remember seeing was Bambi. It has stayed with me because it was so sad.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Firsts #Remember #Film

  • I know people are looking at whats happening in Washington and then they also look at events in Europe, in Greece and Portugal and other places and worry about that.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Europe #People #Worry

  • In Australia, average temperatures have risen almost one degree since 1910, and each decade since the 1940s has been warmer than the one before. That warming is real. Its consequences are real. And it will change our lives in real and practical ways.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Real #Average #Australia

  • Our nation is well equipped to make the transition. We have an abundance of natural resources like wind, natural gas, solar and geothermal.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Wind #Transition #Abundance

  • In the quest for comparative advantage, investment will flow towards those countries that can offer more output for fewer emissions. Inaction will cost jobs. Action will support jobs.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Country #Jobs #Support

  • Afghanistan must never again be a safe haven for terrorism.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Safe Haven #Safe #Terrorism

  • Here in Australia we do get impacted by global economic events. But we should have some confidence that our economy has got strong underlying fundamentals.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Strong #Australia #Events

  • We encourage China to engage as a good global citizen and we are clear-eyed about where differences do lie.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Lying #Differences #Citizens

  • I don't rule out the possibility of legislating a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, a market-based mechanism,
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Possibility #Pollution #Carbon

  • Our future growth relies on competitiveness and innovation, skills and productivity... and these in turn rely on the education of our people.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Skills #People #Innovation

  • Those of you who have spent time with Australians know that we are not given to overstatement. By nature we are laconic speakers and by conviction we are realistic thinkers.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Realistic #Conviction #Given

  • I know reform is never easy. But I know reform is right.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Reform #Easy

  • I'm on the record as saying things like I think it's important for people to understand their Bible stories, not because I'm an advocate of religion - clearly, I'm not - but once again, what comes from the Bible has formed such an important part of our culture.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Gay #Thinking #People

  • We see community organizations as major service providers and economic drivers rather than as recipients or distributors of charity, and coordinators of volunteers. Today they constitute what's referred to as 'the social economy'.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Organization #Volunteer #Community

  • Including everyone in the economic, wealth-creating life of the nation is today the best way for Labor (Australian Labor Party) to meet its twin goals of raising national prosperity and creating a fair and decent society.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Party #Creating #Goal

  • As our economy faces up to potential labour shortages due to our ageing population and as it moves to a new level of sophistication to compete with the rest of the world, we're going to need every Australian on board pulling their weight, rejoining the workforce, gaining new skills. Writing off individuals and communities suffering from poverty just creates a dead weight for our economy to drag along.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Moving #Writing #Skills

  • ...climate change is real and it is caused to a significant extent by human activity.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Real #Energy #Climate

  • Try harder every day to be better than the day before.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Motivation #Trying #Harder

  • The global economic outlook remains fragile and uncertain. Global economic imbalances persist and we must address them or risk future instability.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Risk #Addresses #Imbalance

  • If we change the way the electricity sector operates, we can bring down our levels of carbon pollution, and continue the crucial task of tackling climate change. Putting a price on carbon would do this.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Way #Energy #Climate

  • The Prime Minister seems now to be basing his re-election campaign on this plot line. He is saying to the Australian people, look out, the baddies behind you - hiss, boo and whatever you do, don't vote Labor. This political parody of pantomime is looking and sounding desperate.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #People #Political #Lines

  • One of my prized possessions is still the prefect's tie that I got in this school. I keep it with me. It was the first leadership position I ever had.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Leadership #School #Ties

  • So in many ways for me, having lived through what I've lived through, and endured what I've endured, I've got more confidence that I can do the next bit - and there's something sustaining about that.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Leadership #Way #Next

  • Over the Christmas period, I spent time with both Bob Hawke and Paul Keating, and you listen to stories and tales of how hard it can be when it's really hard, and I think we easily all talk ourselves into the proposition that it's never been as hard as this. Well it's been hard in the past. It's been really hard. So you keep doing it and, the more you do it, the more you gain strength and confidence that you can do it.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Leadership #Thinking #Past

  • He will always know as we know now that in the heat of battle he did not fail when mateship and duty called.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Leadership #Battle #Heat

  • We are constantly being told that we've never been wealthier. And many of us are. On average we all are. But that's just the problem.. no one is average.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Average #Problem #Wealth

  • At the end of the day government is about teamwork and partnership and we will be proving that by working together.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Teamwork #Government #Working Together

  • If you complain, you’re ‘playing the victim’; if you don’t complain, you are a victim.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Complaining #Victim

  • All my life I've believed that men and women have equal capacities and talents...consequently there should be equality in life's chances.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Men #World #Chance

  • There are some things that can't be measured.
    -- Julia Gillard

  • There will be no carbon tax under the government I lead.
    -- Julia Gillard

    #Government #Carbon Tax #Carbon

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