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Julia Gillard puts Altona home on the market

Former prime minister Julia Gillard has put her Melbourne house up for sale.

Former prime minister of Australia Julia Gillard has put her home in Altona, in the south of Melbourne, on the market.

The modest three-bedroom property at 9 Medford Street is expected to sell for $600,000 but senior sales consultant at Jas Stephens Anna Grech did bear in mind "there's a lot of history attached to it,"

Ms Gillard bought the property for $140,000 at the start of her federal government career in 1998. She renovated it in 2008, adding an extension with an extra living room, main bedroom with en-suite and a deck.

The property was put up for sale after Ms Gillard decided she would move to Adelaide to be closer to her mother, sister and niece. She bought a bungalow in the area for $2 million.

She was ousted by Kevin Rudd earlier this year, months before he lost the federal election to current prime minister Tony Abbott.

Posted by Craig Francis

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