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A gendered media analysis of the prime ministerial ascension of Gillard and Turnbull: he's 'taken back the reins' and she's 'a backstabbing' murderer

Williams, Blair


In contemporary Australian politics, challenges to the Prime Ministerial role have become more common. Australia saw five Prime Ministers from 2010 to 2015 including Australia’s first ever woman Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. A stark contrast is evident in media portrayals of Gillard and her male counterparts, apparent most recently in the response to Malcolm Turnbull’s ascension to the Prime Ministership. A range of evidence has been produced, in disciplines including political science and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2017.1374347


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