Australian Prime Minister Gillard speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra

 
Australian Prime Minister Gillard speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra January 30, 2013. Gillard stunned voters on Wednesday by setting a national election for September 14, eight months away, in her first major political speech for 2013. Elections must be held in Australia by the end of the year, but Gillard said she wanted to end political uncertainty by setting the date now. REUTERS/Stringer