Gillard has signed on as ambassador for the Brave Foundation, a charity that aims to provide “education, support and resources for teenage and unplanned pregnancy”. Australia’s first female PM will launch the charity nationally on Friday 13 November at the Melbourne Town Hall – ………….
What great news! Our first female Prime Minister never received the accolades she should have giving the apology on behalf of the nation to survivors of Australian state and federal governments’ policy of tearing families apart by forcibly removing the newborns of young, unwed mothers. Indigenous mothers were included in Rudd’s apology – white mothers were not. This made us the most marginalised members of society. Apologising to us was a bold and powerfully symbolic gesture – and it took a woman to do it! Now our former PM is once again showing support for us by supporting this national charity. Congratulations Ms Gillard – you are my hero.