Gillard Makes History
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is poised to make history on her first official visit to New Zealand this week. Gillard will be the first foreign leader in New Zealand history to address New Zealand parliamentarians in their debating chamber during her visit to Wellington on Wednesday. However, the speech at the capital will be given outside of ordinary sitting hours at the insistence of the Green party. During her two-day visit, Gillard will meet with both Prime Minister John Key and the opposition. Gillard arrives in the country on Tuesday where she is addressing business leaders in Auckland before visiting a local school.