Expressing her sadness on the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard described him as an “incredible global innovator“.

The 56-year-old Apple’s former CEO and co-founder has died of Pancreatic cancer.

Speaking to reporters in Canberra, Ms. Gillard said she was saddened to hear the news.

“Here, we are at a Future Jobs Forum and the jobs of the future are going to be shaped by innovation and we hear the news of the loss of an incredible global innovator,” she said.

“All of us would be touched every day by products that he was the creative genius behind, so this is very sad news and my condolences go to his family and friends.

“It’s not too much to say he literally changed our world,” Ms. Gillard said.

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