Gillard will be more available than Rudd

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June 24, 2010 /
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LABOR Academic Lauren Rosewarne, from the University of Melbourne, called it a fantastic day for women.

Dr Rosewarne is an expert in the politics of popular culture, media and communications, gender and sexuality, feminist politics, public policy and public administration at the university’s Centre for Public Policy and School of Social and Political Sciences.

“It would be wonderful if we didn’t need to draw attention to the fact that Julia Gillard is a woman,” she said in a statement.

“But she is, and it would be amiss not to pause and acknowledge this remarkable development.

“The fact that we have to talk about her being the first female PM reminds us how far we have left to come.”