Julia Gillard has been recruited into an interesting new role, appearing alongside diplomatic heavyweights from around the world, including US president Barak Obama and former secretary of state, Madeleine Albright.
The former prime minster of Australia has popped up in a video for US presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, endorsing her for the top job and praising her achievements as secretary of state between 2009 and 2013.
Ms Gillard was presumably chosen for being the first female to run our country, with the hope that her support will convince Americans to let a woman run theirs.
In the video, she praises Ms Clinton’s determination to see women “take their places as political leaders”.
She says, “Hillary Clinton understood in her heart how important it was for girls to get an opportunity, but she also understood in her head that if we want to build peaceful, economically prosperous nations then we have to educate girls.
“She was determined to see that women take their places as economic partners in their community and take their places as political leaders in their community.”
Later in the video, Ms Gillard praises Ms Clinton for her diplomatic efforts in the Asia-Pacific region.
“It fell to Secretary Clinton to build and renew the relationship with Japan, with Australia, with South Korea,” Ms Gillard said.
“Through her engagement with so many leaders, but also the calibre of her intellect, she was a shaper of conversations and that’s going to be remembered for many, many long years to come as a diplomatic breakthrough for the US.”
Hillary Clinton is the frontrunner to become the Democrats candidate, the first step towards being the United States first ever female president.
Why do you think Julia Gillard was chosen for this role? Do you think her words will have an impact?