In regard to Julian Assange’s question, she said she respected whistle-blowers but did not support his “anarchic” ways. "My view about his conflict is neither here nor there because we do support him," she said. She also made the point that Australia will never extradite a citizen if there is any chance they may face the death penalty.
Ms Gillard admitted she broke her promise about a carbon tax and said she would have introduced an emissions trading scheme straight away, instead of starting with a carbon tax, if she had won power in her own right. But because the election result was so tight, it meant she had to negotiate with the Greens and take a different route, something we knew and are angry about. "When I said during the election campaign there would be no carbon tax I didn't intend to mislead people - what I believed then is an emissions trading scheme is right for this country, I believe that now and we will get to that emissions trading scheme," she said.
Overall, I thought she was confident throughout and defended herself well.