Meanwhile, Julia Gillard was campaigning for the Senate. Or working at Slater and Gordon. Or doing the weeding. Or helping Bruce sell Kerr Street or something.
Do other countries have this drama with their Prime Minister?
Slater and Gordon is on the record - "In September 1995 Ms Gillard took a leave of absence from Slater & Gordon in order to campaign for the Senate".
Remember Slater and Gordon made that statement on Sunday, 19 August, 2012. Julia Gillard needed a cover story and Slater and Gordon delivered one.
Peter Gordon and Nick Styant Browne are in accord that Gillard elected to resign after her disciplinary hearing on 11 September, 1995 - and not "in order to campaign for the Senate".
On 15 October, 1995 Ebru Yaman's article about Gillard appeared in The Australian newspaper. Gillard said, "I'm still a partner with Slater and Gordon and I have no intention of leaving".
Now let's look at her biographical notes, here are some extracts:
Right, so the version for the archives says she started with Brumby in 1995 (while she was campaigning for the Senate). And according to The Australian she was still with Slater and Gordon as a partner and had no intention of leaving.
This bio is similar from the APH handbook
So maybe she'd tell the Young Lawyer magazine the truth - as an example to say aspiring women who might be looking for a role model.
Nope - that's full of bulltish too. This photo predates botox.