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Australia's new prime minister: Your comments

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Image caption Julia Gillard will lead the Labor Party into October's national elections

Julia Gillard has become Australia's first female prime minister after former PM Kevin Rudd stood aside from a party ballot.

Ms Gillard's appointment was the result of a surprise leadership vote in the ruling Labor Party.

BBC News website readers from Australia have been commenting on the country's new leader.

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