It seems unlikely the Christian lobby will lay out the red carpet and the internet link for the latest prime minister, Julia Gillard.
- The Sydney Morning Herald (Image)
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.
In Australia, Prime Minister Julia Gillard says that News Limited – the Australian arm of News Corporation – will face "hard questions" in the wake of the phone hacking scandal.