It seems unlikely the Christian lobby will lay out the red carpet and the internet link for the latest prime minister, Julia Gillard.
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- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, on a trip to Shanghai, China, announces that the Australian dollar is set to trade directly with the Chinese yuan, becoming the third currency to do so.
- Australia opens a national probe into child sex abuse, with Prime Minister Julia Gillard warning of "uncomfortable truths" as institutions including schools and churches come under scrutiny.
- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announces that the late Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg has been made an honorary Australian citizen.
- The Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard announces that the next federal election will be held on September 14.
- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is among the MPs to have been revealed in the latest MPs' interests register to have received gifts, including iPods and concert tickets, from Bono.