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Not Now, Not Ever – Live on stage with Julia Gillard

On 9 October 2012, Australia’s first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, stood in Parliament House and delivered one of the most impassioned and iconic speeches in the history of our nation’s politics.

The Misogyny Speech reverberated around the world and continues to reach further into our collective consciousness to this day. In 2020, the speech was voted by The Guardian readers as the number one most unforgettable moment in Australian television history.

Ms Gillard’s incisive words were a call to arms from the highest office in the nation; that misogyny and sexism should no longer be tolerated, because women are entitled to a better standard in private, public and professional life. Ten years on, her defiant and rousing speech continues to inspire and challenge us to call out sexism and misogyny in every field. Not Now, Not Ever marks the tenth anniversary of the Misogyny Speech by celebrating progress and exploring the challenges in the empowerment of women everywhere. So much has changed, and so much has stayed the same.

Staged over two nights in October, in both Melbourne and Sydney, Not Now, Not Ever is a celebration of the impact of Ms Gillard’s famous speech and an examination of what comes next in the fight for equality. With the central theme “Women are not the problem. Fix the system” and in support of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, who strive for a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader in any field, Not Now, Not Ever will energise, motivate, and uplift.

Joining Ms Gillard on stage is host Indira Naidoo and an inspiring line up of special guests including photojournalist Mike Bowers, who captured the speech in Parliament; lawyer and campaigner for human and refugee rights Nyadol Nyuon; Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, Professor Michelle Ryan; actor, writer and trans activist Georgie Stone; youth activist and founder of Raise Our Voice Australia, Ashleigh Streeter-Jones; media commentator and ambassador Shelley Ware, and musical guest Kate Miller-Heidke.

Experience an unforgettable evening of passion and progress with Ms Gillard, host, broadcaster and author Indira Naidoo, and their many special guests as they reflect on Ms Gillard’s speech, the past ten years, and a gender equal future.


Julia Gillard


Special Guest Speakers

Mike Bowers

Nyadol Nyuon OAM

Professor Michelle Ryan

Georgie Stone OAM

Ashleigh Streeter-Jones

Shelley Ware


Musical Performance by

Kate Miller-Heidke


Hosted by

Indira Naidoo


Will the performance have an Auslan interpreter for the hearing impaired?
Yes, Not Now, Not Ever will feature an Auslan interpreter. The interpreter will be positioned on the left when looking at the stage. 

Will it be streamed?
There is currently no streaming access planned for Not Now, Not Ever. We encourage you to sign up here to hear the latest news and any updates on the event.

Will the event be in other cities or regions?
The event is only scheduled to be staged in Melbourne and Sydney. For further information on the event, sign up here for the latest news.


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