'Is Julia Gillard married?' Google lights up with searches about new PM

Google has revealed the fastest rising search terms in the last 24 hours relating to Australia

Julia Gillard became Australia's first woman Prime Minister yesterday after a swift and brutal leadership challenge. Australians have been following the action online.

Google yesterday revealed the fastest rising search terms in Australia as of 2pm:

australian labour party (1)
rudd speech (2)
tim matheison (4)
alister jordan (6)
kirribilli house (8)
quentin bryce (11)
craig emerson (15)
kevin rudd speech (18)

It’s not all about Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard though. Australians are also searching for other key figures in Australian politics including:

tim matheison (Julia Gillard’s partner) - fourth fastest rising
alister jordan (Kevin Rudd’s chief of staff) - sixth fastest rising
quentin bryce (Governor General) - 11th fastest rising
craig emerson (Small Business Minister) - 15th fastest rising
mark arbib (Minister for Employment Participation) - 56th fastest rising<

Tellingly, of the top 100 fastest rising terms in Australia, 90 of them were related to the political situation or to news sites covering the event.

Gillard was the subject of many Google searches. These included:

wikipedia julia gillard
julia gillard partner
is julia gillard married
julia gillard boyfriend
how old is julia gillard
julia gillard biography
where was julia gillard born
julia gillard background
julia gillard photos