Gillard caught in storm of her own making

By Paul Sheehan
Updated March 10 2016 - 1:28pm, first published December 20 2010 - 3:36pm
Julia Gillard.
Julia Gillard.

The most surprising aspect of Julia Gillard's first day of facing parliamentary questioning as the newly elected Prime Minister was her demeanour. Gone was the woman who had made an art of confidence, even mockery, during question time. On this day, September 29, she was pale and nervous. She even said the government's home insulation program ''was beset by problems. It became a mess''.

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