Why the Gillard memory won't be easily forgotten

The Labor Party may want to forget about the Gillard and Rudd years, but the overwhelming show of love for Julia Gillard in Sydney and Melbourne shows that the Labor has some soul-searching left to do.

Julia Gillard has clearly had a profound and lasting effect on women, especially young women. There is no other way to explain the extraordinary scenes at the Sydney Opera House – repeated last night at the Melbourne Town Hall – where Gillard was feted and loved in a way no other recently retired politician could ever hope to be feted and loved.


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