9 Sep 2012

Gillard's father dies

8:43 pm on 9 September 2012

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard did not attend Saturday's APEC talks in Russia after receiving news that her father had died.

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, who is hosting the forum in Vladivostok, announced the news to APEC leaders.

Australia's Trade Minister Craig Emerson will take Ms Gillard's place.