Oprah and Julia Gillard, Australia's first female Prime Minister

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Oprah and Julia Gillard, Australia's first female Prime Minister, have a private conversation along the picturesque bank of the Yarra River.

"How exciting is it for you to be the first female prime minister of this country, or does that even register for you?" Oprah says.

"I don't get up and think, 'I'm a woman doing this job,'" Prime Minister Gillard says. "But if there's a girl in an Australian school who lifts her eyes that day and sees me, and says, 'I can do anything. I can grow up to be anything,' that's just so important."

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FROM: Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure
Published on January 18, 2011

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