Australian politician who served as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia from 2010 to 2013. She was the first woman to be Prime Minister of Australia as well as the first to act as the leader of the Australian Labor Party.
She earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Melbourne in 1984.
She served her country as the Minister of Education from 2007 to 2010.
She started a relationship with Tim Mathieson in 2006 but has no children, having long expressed a lack of desire to have them.
She was both preceded and succeeded, albeit briefly, by Kevin Rudd.