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January 6, 2013

Julia Gillard addresses the FCA “We will win in the Asian century” – Prime Minister Julia Gillard had a clear message for the members of the FCA: about to leave on a trip to China she stressed that Australia wants to be prepared for the future in the dynamic Asian region. During her speech the Prime Minister lauded Australia’s economical performance and laid out her vision how to secure ongoing economic growth.The Q&A session following her speech offered FCA members a rare opportunity to directly ask the Prime Minister a question. The wide range of topics coming from our members were reflected in the coverage by Australian media who ran stories ranging from the need for immigration for economic growth to the recognition of growing Chinese influence in the Pacific and the unease Australians somehow still feel about having a female Prime Minister. “It’s going to be easier for the second and then it’s going to be easier again for the third”, Gillard said.

Prime Minister’s address

Transcript of the Q&A session

Picture Gallery All photographs of the event c-right by Henry Benjamin


January 6, 2013