News

Gillard cancels appts due to illness

Prime Minister Julia Gillard
Prime Minister Julia Gillard Getty Images

A STOMACH bug has forced Prime Minister Julia Gillard to cancel a number of major appointments during her first day in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

Ms Gillard, who along with Foreign Minister Bob Carr is attempting to win Australia a seat at the UN Security Council, was due to give a speech to the Asia Society and The Economic Club.

But owing to Ms Gillard's ill health the speech was delivered by Senator Carr.

The Prime Minister was still expected to address the General Assembly later in the week to push Australia's case for reinstatement to the Security Council.

It's 25 years since Australia was a member of the Security Council.

Topics:  bob carr, illness, julia gillard, united nations




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Warwick misses out on a billion-dollar fund for regions

Cash money Photo:Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily

Warwick has missed out on a billion-dollar fund for regions

Three hurt in crash near Warwick

Three people have been hurt in a crash on the New England Hwy.

Women hurt in highway rollover

Motorcross rider hurts spine in mistimed jump

RACQ CareFlight paramedics assist the Toowoomba man who suffered spinal injuries.

It is believed he was travelling around the track at speed

Latest deals and offers


ACF take Minister to Court

ACF chief executive Kelly O'Shanassy

The Australian Conservation Foundation go to court to stop Carmichael mine.

Dash Cam: Roo takes on car

Kangaroo leaps car.

Kangaroo could have kept going, jumps car instead.

Single-vehicle crash near Warwick

Three people lucky to escape injury after car slips off road in wet weather near...

Mayor: confidence is key to filling empty shops

Former Destination Southern Downs business implementation manager Tracy Dobie has announced she will be running for Mayor. Photo Contributed

Dobie to lead economic development committee

Warwick commercial property market in ‘decline’

The old Mango camping store on Albion St is for sale/lease at the moment. It's been empty since late February after housing the camping business for 10 years.

Business confidence affects commercial property sales

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.