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Kristina Keneally

Australian politician; former Premier of New South Wales and current Senator

Kristina Kerscher Keneally (born 19 December 1968) is an American-born Australian politician. She was the 42nd Premier of New South Wales.[1] On 3 December 2009 the Australian Labor Party caucus elected Keneally to replace Nathan Rees as leader and she became the first woman premier of New South Wales.[2][3] The Labor Party lost the 2011 state election, and Barry O'Farrell of the Liberal Party became the new premier on 28 March 2011.[4] On 29 June 2012, Keneally resigned from Parliament as she started her job as CEO of Basketball Australia.

Kristina Keneaaly
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Kristina Keneally
42nd Premier of New South Wales
In office
4 December 2009 – 28 March 2011
Preceded byNathan Rees
Succeeded byBarry O'Farrell
ConstituencyHeffron
3rd [[Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Heffron]]
In office
4 December 2003 – 29 June 2012
Preceded byDeirdre Grusovin
Succeeded byTBD
Personal details
Born19 December 1968
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Political partyAustralian Labor Party (2000-present)
Other political
affiliations
US Democratic Party (before 2000)
Spouse(s)Ben Keneally
ChildrenDaniel (born 1998)
Brendan (born 2000)
OccupationPrimary school teacher

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Hon. Kristina Kerscher Keneally, MP, Heffron Electorate". Parliament of New South Wales. 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  2. Clennell, Andrew (3 December 2009). "Keneally first female NSW Premier". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 December 2009.
  3. "Keneally 'secures key faction for vote'". Herald Sun. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 3 December 2009.
  4. "The Hon. Barry Robert O'FARRELL, MP, Ku-ring-gai Electorate". Parliament of New South Wales. 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012.