Marking a decade since delivering the ground-breaking speech that sparked an overdue conversation, ‘Not Now, Not Ever’ will see Australia’s first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard AC take to the stage to reflect on the now legendary words that garnered global recognition.

Over two evenings, in Sydney and Melbourne, Gillard will discuss the impact sexism and misogyny has on modern Australia.

Hosted by broadcaster and author Indira Naidoo, alongside an exciting line-up of guests offering their personal perspectives of this powerful moment in Australian history, the event will explore how far we still need to go to reach equality.

“A decade has passed since I first declared ‘not now, not ever’ in Parliament House, but our collective call for equity remains just as vital,” Gillard explains.

“I am incredibly proud to be part of these special evenings that will celebrate passion and progress, reflect on how far we’ve come in the last ten years, but most importantly look forward to explore what comes next in the fight for equality.”

Live on stage with Julia Gillard

Melbourne: Tuesday 4 October 2022, 7.30pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank.
Tickets are available via Ticketek and Arts Centre Melbourne.


Sydney: Wednesday 5 October 2022, 7.30pm
Aware Super Theatre, ICC Sydney, 14 Darling Dr, Sydney.
Tickets are available via Ticketek.

Proceeds from the evenings will go towards supporting the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, founded by Ms Gillard, which aims to help create a world in which being a woman is not a barrier to becoming a leader in any field.