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The polka dots dance on the federal stage Gillard's rise follows years of trailblazing by Kirner's generation. Julia Gillard wore big, brave polka dots in her first interview as Prime Minister with Laurie Oakes on Sunday morning. It was an interesting choice. I have no idea if it was deliberate, but I suspect I wasn't the only woman to smile at the echoes of Joan Kirner.