PM faces questions about sexism on her tour of India

PM faces questions about sexism on her tour of India

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has faced tough questions in regards to sexism, during her visit to India.

It comes after Ms Gillard’s passionate speech about misogyny in Parliament last week, travelled around world via social media.

She has told a youth forum at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi, she never expected to receive a huge amount of international attention, but she has welcomed it.

Ms Gillard was also asked about her relationship with the Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, and responded by saying she hopes he will be the Opposition Leader for the rest of his life.

It comes as the Prime Minister is expected to announce later today Australia will seek to strengthen economic ties with India, as she wraps up a three-day tour of the country.

The visit, noted as her biggest bilateral meeting of the year, is to discuss trade relations with India, including the selling of uranium to the country for nuclear power.

The trade relationship with India currently provides Australia $18 billion annually.

 Ms Gillard is expected to announce later today, that the Government’s economic ties will strengthen with the country, similar to that of ties between Indonesia, Japan and Korea, in order to act as a counterpoint to China.

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