Greens leader Senator Bob Brown said today that criticism of Julia Gillard was sexist.
Brown’s comments came after several days of speculation about Gillard’s leadership, culminating in a Labor caucus meeting on Sunday and a BBQ at The Lodge, ahead of the return of Parliament tomorrow.
- Listen to Bob Brown at his media conference this morning (20m)
Later in the day, Prime Minister Gillard held a press conference and refused to be drawn on speculation about her leadership. She congratulated the Queen on her 60th anniversary as monarch, announced details of arrangements for Queensland flood victims, and emphasised the government’s economic program over the next eighteen months.
- Listen to Julia Gillard’s press conference (23m)